Creative Rural Communities

Established in 2004, Creative Rural Communities is the Vale of Glamorgan Council's rural regeneration initiative.


We work with communities and enterprises to develop innovative projects and ideas that will create long term social and economic benefits for the Vale of Glamorgan.


Learn how with our quick film:



Want to chat about your ideas?


Please get in touch and talk to us about your ideas and see how they fit into one of the following themes, or take a look at the themes to see what type of projects we have been working on:


1. Attractive Vale


2. Business Innovation Laboratory


3. Evolving Communities


4. Green Community Energy


5. Exploiting Digital Technology





Paws in the Vale

Paws in the Vale is a dog friendly scheme. We are helping shops, eateries and accommodation in the rural Vale to be dog friendly during this period and to measure the impact.


Paws in the Vale





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'Date Days' 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Creative Rural Communities Team is piloting Date Days, offering activities for school-aged children and their parents or guardians to try  together.  


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We have received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the Welsh Government, and by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. We also deliver other projects which fit with our LDS and are sometimes funded by external funders. In addition we run specific projects funded by the Waterloo Foundation and Coastal Communities.


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