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Isle of Anglesey County Council

Arfor at work

Logo-Arfor-Tefynol.jpg_800The ARFOR programme operates across Anglesey, 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 across 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, email:

Arfor website

Arfor Schemes on Anglesey

Anglesey Arfor Business Grants - an advice and financial support pack for small businesses or community enterprises with schemes which combine :-

a)      Increasing or supporting the use of the Welsh language by businesses/ communities/ individuals

b)      The creation or growth of businesses and jobs

c)      Promoting private business investment

Projects involving unique or innovative aspects and wider markets are of particular interest.

For more information, email:

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 activities and create a new strategy 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 awareness to businesses of the opportunities and importance of the lanuage to our communities.

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For more information about projects in the other areas, visit


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