The Rural Development Plan

Caerffili Cwm a Mynydd (Caerphilly Hill and Valley) is the name for the Rural Development Programme in Caerphilly. This is the first time that Caerphilly has been able to access this European funding.

The Caerffili Cwm a Mynydd partnership is currently delivering a number of innovative rural projects across the County Borough under the banner of the RDP.

The Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 (RDP)

The RDP is financed by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union, is a strategy aiming to make Wales a better place to live and work - and for the first time, Caerphilly county borough is set to reap the rewards of this exciting programme!

So what is the RDP all about?

The Caerphilly County Borough is a surprisingly rural area, with over 75% of the county borough classified as such.

The RDP has been developed to help us all improve the quality of life for people living in rural areas. We can achieve this by looking after the environment, creating more highly skilled jobs and supporting local community projects, as well as tackling serious rural issues which affect many people in rural areas, such as accessing basic services and low wages.

What will it be doing in Caerphilly?

A team of dedicated officers from Caerphilly’s Countryside and Landscape Service are currently delivering a number of exciting rural projects including connecting communities with our countryside, grant support for micro enterprises, sustainable energy for farm households, on-farm woodland management and timber use and local agrifood development.

Who will it help?

Across the county borough, many of Caerphilly’s rural communities are benefitting from these projects.

These rural wards, as designated by the Welsh Assembly Government, qualify for support:

  • Aber Valley
  • Argoed
  • Bedwas, Machen and Trethomas
  • Crumlin
  • Darran Valley
  • Llanbradach
  • Maesycwmmer
  • Moriah (Rhymney)
  • Nelson
  • New Tredegar
  • St. Cattwg
  • St James
  • Twyn Carno
  • Ynysddu

A further 6 wards will also be considered for support:

  • Aberbargoed
  • Abercarn
  • Newbridge
  • Penyrheol
  • Pontlottyn
  • Ystrad Mynach

Cwm a Mynydd Eligible Wards Map

Contact details

For further information about this programme please contact Countryside & Landscape Service on 01443 838632, visit the RDP website or email


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