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LEADER FUNDING

WHAT CAN LEADER SUPPORT?

 

All wards within Ceredigion have been identified as eligible for support under the LEADER Programme.

Support can be provided for the following:

  • Project Development
  • Pilot Projects
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Facilitation
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Consultation

 


 

Project activity will be delivered under one of the LEADER Themes:

ADDING VALUE TO LOCAL IDENTITY AND NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES

  • Projects that make best use of natural assets such as community grown food initiatives or community woodlands.
  • Developing new activities related to the natural environment and heritage.
  • Building the capacity of events to encourage sustainability.
  • Develop ideas to increase the use of the Welsh Language.
  • Develop ideas that link producers, retailers, caterers and visitors and products together.
  • Improve the knowledge of the local natural and historical environment of local tourism providers.

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FACILITATING PRE-COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS AND SHORT SUPPLY CHAINS

  • Projects that link skills and needs together (Skills Banks).
  • Development of new business partnerships or growing existing ones.
  • Develop mentoring/ambassador schemes.
  • Projects that create an entrepreneurial and innovative culture.
  • Projects that enable employment of local people.
  • Development of new products or processes.
  • Develop and/or build on Ceredigion brands.
  • Pilot innovative approaches to supply chain development.
  • Projects using innovative methods of increasing the number of businesses engaging with public and private support services.

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EXPLORING NEW WAYS OF PROVIDING NON-STATUTORY LOCAL SERVICES

  • Piloting news ways of delivering services such as transport.
  • Facilitate community engagement and information to identify community resilience and capacity to enable service delivery.
  • Projects that build the capacity of local factors to allow them to deliver local services.
  • Innovative projects that improve the health and well being of local people.
  • Research and visits to other best practice project examples.
  • Projects that develop volunteering opportunities and training placements.
  • Support for the development of community hubs.
  • Projects that trial alternative ways of delivering non statutory services.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY AT COMMUNITY LEVEL

  • Community engagement activities to disseminate renewable energy (RE) information to communities.
  • Energy audits to identify hotspot communities for RE or energy efficiency.
  • Projects that support the reduction of fuel poverty within the county.
  • Projects that use community benefits from RE to alleviate poverty.
  • Projects that support businesses to become more energy efficient.
  • Projects that utilise natural resources to deliver local solutions.
  • Facilitation of support by communities through mentoring and familiarisation visits.
  • Engagement activities to disseminate RE information to land owners and rural businesses.
  • Fuel sourcing from community woodlands.

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EXPLOITATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Projects that increase the uptake of digital technologies within the business and community sectors.
  • Projects that use digital technologies to provide services.
  • Projects that build on existing web platforms or creates new ones.
  • Projects that increase the uptake and usage of digital technology to improve business productivity and effectiveness.
  • Pilot mentoring or buddy schemes to encourage the use of social media.
  • Pilot innovative ways of using new technologies to provide information.

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Cooperation is more than just networking; it is working together for a common benefit. It encourages and supports Local Action Groups to undertake a joint action with another LEADER group, or with a group taking a similar approach, in another region or country. Cooperation projects can provide opportunities to improve the potential for overcoming challenges by working together with people and communities in other rural areas of Wales, UK or Europe.

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Find out more about LEADER in this short film from the European Network for Rural Development

The LEADER programme only provides revenue support but essay writer service can be used to support items of equipment up to £10,000.


There is no definitive list of eligible expenditure. Details of project activity should be discussed with the LEADER team, who can provide guidance on eligibility of expenditure.


Activities supported under LEADER must also be linked to one of the five LEADER themes and specifically to one of the priorities set out in the Cynnal y Cardi’s Local Action Group’s strategy.


Refer to the following document for details of the Local Development Strategy and examples of potential LEADER activity.

Cynnal y Cardi LEADER Local Development Strategy Priorities

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 

Up to 70% of eligible costs can be provided. 30% must be contributed in match funding. Match funding can be provided in the form of either cash or in kind contributions.


In kind contributions are services, items or products affordable paper donated to the project by an individual or organisation where no cash transactions took place. All in kind contributions must relate to the delivery of the project or other LEADER activity.


For volunteer contributions contact the Cynnal y Cardi Team for the latest voluntary rates to be used in calculating the contributions.

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