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HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

We are currently accepting ideas for cooperation projects only.


We have now committed the majority of our funds but we are continually reviewing our funding situation as current project activity progresses and we will publish any update on our website.


If you have cooperation or other project ideas and would like assistance with progressing them, please contact the team via cynnalycardi@ceredigion.gov.uk if you need to discuss this further.

Applications are welcomed in both Welsh or English. View the application process flowchart.

 


 

PROCESS 1

FEASIBILITY AND SMALL SCALE RESEARCH AND CONSULTATION ACTIVITY (UP TO VALUE OF £10,000)

 

This will follow a one stage process – which includes the completion of a simplified application form.

  • Eligible activity will include:
  • Feasibility studies.
  • Small scale Research work.
  • Consultation exercises.
  • Delivery costs related to the above e.g. staff costs, volunteer time etc.

 

The LAG will score the application based on the following criteria.

 

CRITERIA SCORE
Does it fit with the simplified process? Y/N
Does the LAG like the idea? Y/N
Does it fit with LDS priorities? 25
Does it respond to an identified need? 15
Delivery of targets and outcomes 10
Value for Money (in terms of balance of costs against proposed outputs) 5
Total 55

 


 

PROCESS 2

ALL OTHER LEADER ACTIVITY

 

STAGE 1

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

 

The EOI process is primarily about checking the eligibility of the application and recognising its potential. Following receipt of EOI form, the Cynnal y Cardi team will check whether it’s eligible, fits in with LDS and that it adheres to LEADER principles. Comments will be provided too from the LAG.

The EOI will then be discussed by the LAG. The LAG will then decide on whether the applicant is invited to prepare and submit a full application. No formal scoring will take place. The LAG discussion will be based on the following:

  • Does it fit with LDS?
  • Does the LAG like the idea?
  • Does it adhere to LEADER principles?
  • Is it eligible?
  • Does it respond to an identified need?

Applicants can re-submit their EOI, or if not suitable for LEADER support, applicants will be signposted to a more suitable funding programme.

 

STAGE 2

FULL APPLICATION

 

The full application form will be assessed and scored by the Cynnal y Cardi Selection and Appraisal Group against the following set criteria.

 

CRITERIA SCORE
Fit with Local Development Strategy ? 20
Evidence of need and demand and local appropriateness 15
Innovation 10
Complementary with other relevant initiatives 5
Project Management 5
Sustainability 20
Eligibility and finances 20
Cross Cutting themes 5
Outputs 10
Outcomes & Impacts 10
Value for money (in terms of balance of costs against proposed outputs 10
Total 110

 

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