Arfor at Work

Project background

The ARFOR programme operates across Angelsey, Gwynedd, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. 

The programme is a trial fund intending to create more and better jobs in areas that are strongholds of the Welsh language while supporting it's rise.

ARFOR contains a variety of local plans and activities accross the four areas:

  • promote enterprise and supporting business growth in areas with a high proportion of Welsh speakers
  • secure better and better paid jobs to retain local people in these areas and encourage those who have left to return
  • promote the value of speaking Welsh and bilingualism in businesses, and
  • encourage businesses and people who move to rural areas to value and use the Welsh language.

More information...

For more information, e-mail:

Arfor website


Projects in Gwynedd

Support for Enterprise - an advice and financial support pack for businesses wishing to be enterprising and create new jobs in Welsh language strongholds. For moreinformation,
or visit: Support for Enterprise

Make a Space - open temporary work spaces in disused buildings in communities across Gwynedd to provide opportunities for local businesses and the wider community to learn about new equipment and technology and experiment with them. 

Enterprising Communities Challenge - opportunity for two or three communities within Welsh language strongholds to break new ground and turn their ideas into reality, in order to keep money circulating in the local community and create new jobs for residents.

Llwyddo’n Lleol Gwynedd and Anglesey - a campaign across Gwynedd and Anglesey to highlight and promote current and exciting work opportunities available locally now and in future for young people and their families in both counties.


Regional Projects

During the Arfor scheme, the counties will also be working in partnership on a number of activities.  A contract has been let on behalf of the four Counties to evaluate activties and create a new stragegy for the Western region for the future.

The Bwrlwm Busnes project will contain a welcome package to the Welsh Language to elevate the work and appreciation of the Welsh Language across the region by raising awarness to businesses of the opportunities and importance of the lanuage to our communities.


More information

For more details, e-mail: 

For more information about projects in the other areas, visit