A NUMBER of projects and volunteers from across Ceredigion were celebrated at a recent awards ceremony.

The ceremony – which took place on Wednesday, June 14 at the Arts Hall of the University of Wales Trinity St David in Lampeter – was a joint celebration between Ceredigion County Council and CAVO to recognise the efforts of projects that have been supported by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER scheme.

Aberporth Community Fridge won the Empowering the Community Award as well as the Cynnal y Cardi Inspiration Award, which was chosen by the public.

Cardigan Internet of Things Technology won the Thinking Outside the Box Award and Llanddewi Brefi Community Council won the Firm Foundations Award.

Also receiving awards were Clera – Arad Goch with the Moving with the Times Award and Tafarn y Dyffryn, who won the Lasting Legacy Award.

In the Ceredigion Volunteers Awards, the Aberporth Community Fridge Taskforce came away with the Team of Volunteers Award, and Beryl Green of Aberporth won the Trustee Award for her tireless work and energy.

Borth’s Carol Bainbridge was given the Exceptional Achievement Award, Gwyneth Davies of the National Library of Wales won the Volunteer Coordinator Award and the Young Person Award went to Scarlett Walker of RAY Actif.

Cllr Clive Davies, Ceredigion County Council’s cabinet member for the economy and regeneration, said: “At the ceremony, we had a chance to thank these organisations and to congratulate those who came out on top with their projects and the individuals who deserved recognition for their voluntary work.

“There was also representation from all parts of Ceredigion – people from different organisations reflecting the reach of the Cynnal y Cardi program over the years.

"Organisations and also individuals who have added to their communities, to help keep the roots and fabric of their communities in place.

“Congratulations to everyone who received an award and thank you to all the organisations that took full advantage of the Cynnal y Cardi programme, and thank you to the Cynnal y Cardi staff of Ceredigion County Council and CAVO staff for the work.”

The Cynnal y Cardi LEADER scheme has been funded through the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.