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Creative Rural Communities

Supporting enterprise and creativity in the rural Vale since 2004. 

Creative Rural Communities (CRC) has been active in the Vale of Glamorgan for over 15 years. They have worked alongside local communities, voluntary groups and enterprises to trial and develop ideas for the benefit of the rural Vale OF Glamorgan. For most of that time, they have been funded from the Rural Development Fund for Wales - which uses EU LEADER funding to support rural communities.



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The best bits… 

Find out more about CRC from the people they have supported, by heading over to their YouTube channel. If these films leave you wanting to know more, just ask as there is bound to be a report to summarise each project!


Business Innovation Lab

Full of good ideas?

They have helped test the feasibility of some great ideas over the years, here’s a small sample to whet your appetite; 


Coastal Activities Feasibility Study


Livestock Market Feasibility Study


School Catering Supply Chain Study

Exploiting Digital Technology

Frequently used tools 

CRC have designed lots of tools to support communities and businesses over the years, these are their best sellers!


Community Mapping Toolkit


Digital Community Mapping Toolkit


Community Cinema Toolkit


Camping Toolkit



Green Community Energy

How did we do? 

Sometimes a little help goes a long way, these most recent reports consider the short term impact, the effects of their support over extended periods of time, and the impact on a region;


Mid Term Evaluation 2019


Legacy Report 2020


Final Evaluation 2022





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