South Devon Coastal LAG is pleased to announce that there is an opportunity for businesses and community groups to join a waiting list to access further LEADER grant funding in the SDC LAG area for projects that support the rural economy and community.
Demand is anticipated to be high, and it is likely to be highly competitive. There is no guarantee that any funding will be awarded, and any time and costs incurred in the development of your application will be at your own risk.
Grants can be for:
- Farming: Above industry standard equipment, machinery and capital works that improve farm performance, improve animal health and welfare or enable processing of farm produce
- Small and Micro Businesses, including start-ups: Equipment, machinery and building work to assist businesses to grow and become more profitable
- Tourism: Projects that encourage more tourists to come, stay longer and spend more money locally (developing tourism accommodation is not a priority)
- Rural services: Creation, improvement or expansion of village infrastructure, such as halls or shops, and provision of rural transport
- Culture/Heritage: Enhancement and upgrading of cultural and heritage assets and nature sites
- Forestry: Equipment, machinery and capital works that increase profitability of forestry businesses and help them grow
The South Devon Coastal LAG handbook explains more about how the funding works. This can be accessed here – SDC LAG Applicant Handbook or please call 01837 658643.
Timescales are tight, so you should be ready to move with your project idea quickly. Applications are made via a two-stage process, an expression of interest followed by a full application stage. Supporting information such as marketing plans, business plans, forthcoming orders and details of any market research undertaken will strengthen any application.
You will need to register with us by Monday 18th November to apply for funding. Any late submissions will not be considered. Please email us at [email protected] or give us a call 01837 658643 to register.