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Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER. Anne-Michelle Ketteridge Programme Manager. What is LEADER ?. Liaison Entre Action de Developpement de l’Economie Rurale or Links Between Actions for the Development of the Rural Economy European Funding for pilot or innovative rural development projects

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Forth valley and lomond leader

Forth Valley and LomondLEADER

Anne-Michelle Ketteridge

Programme Manager


What is leader
What is LEADER ?

  • Liaison Entre Action de Developpement de l’Economie Rurale or

  • Links Between Actions for the Development of the Rural Economy

  • European Funding for pilot or innovative rural development projects

  • Axis 4 of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP)


About leader
About LEADER

  • Locally administered

  • Local decision-making (Local Action Group)

  • Local development strategy

  • Reports to Brussels via Scottish Government (our Managing Authority)


Local action group
Local Action Group

  • EU Requirement that at least 50% are community/business/non-agency members

  • In Forth Valley & Lomond we have 24 members of our LAG

  • Selected from across area to give geographic spread and offer a comprehensive mix of skills

  • Chair (Peter Sunderland) and two vice chairs (Dereck Fowles MBE, Gary Groves)


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Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER

“Improving the quality of life in Forth Valley and Lomond through revitalised communities and enhanced natural environments”

  • Revitalising Communities

  • Conservation of the rural environment


Fvl objectives
FVL Objectives

Revitalising communities

  • Ensuring sustainable local services

  • Developing community owned assets

  • Supporting sustainable local enterprise

  • Celebrating Forth Valley and Lomond's culture

  • Sensitively developing the built environment

    Conservation of the rural environment

  • Connecting businesses and communities to natural assets

  • Environmental improvements

  • Ensuring sensitive access for all

  • Understanding Forth Valley and Lomond's natural heritage


Who can apply
Who Can Apply?

  • Community Organisations

  • Social Enterprises

  • Business Associations

  • Public Agencies

  • Businesses via Mini Programmes or Schemes


How to apply
How to apply?

  • Two stage application process

    • Complete an outline enquiry form with basic information

    • This allows for eligibility checks to be carried out

    • Then meet to discuss project before completion of full application form


Application process
Application process

  • Support available from LEADER development officer(s)

  • Role to help applicants prepare a quality application

  • Don’t leave it to last minute

  • Once an enquiry form is received we will work with you to develop your project

  • But the support doesn’t stop there…


Support from leader
Support from LEADER

  • We will support you throughout the life of your project (and sometimes beyond)

  • We tailor the support to your need or request

  • We can help you identify match funding

  • We can help make linkages with new partners and new funders

  • We can pass on best practice from other projects

  • We can help link you with projects elsewhere in Europe


Funding details
Funding Details

  • LEADER can fund up to 50% of project costs

  • 25% of your total eligible project costs can be ‘in-kind’

  • 5% of total project cost to come from private sources (not public sector or lottery)


Timescale
Timescale

  • LAG meet quarterly

  • Next deadline for full applications Friday 16 February

  • Decision in mid March

  • Fast-track projects any time


What has fvl leader already funded
What has FVL LEADER already funded?

Programme started allocating in April 2008

  • 138 enquiries

  • £762,402 allocated

  • 39 projects from across area

  • Events, business plans, feasibility studies, visitor facilities, development strategies, mapping projects, community facilities, access projects


Flanders moss
Flanders Moss

Flanders Moss Viewing Tower

SNH/Local primary schools


Balmaha environmental playscape

Learning for Living Project, (Green Mapping)

Clacks CVS

Balmaha Environmental Playscape


Community Action on Invasive Weeds

Stirling & Clacks Environment Trust



Latest developments
Latest Developments

  • Possible transfer of ‘Local Development Strategies’ funding from Rural Priorities to LEADER

  • Possible transfer of ‘Community Services and Facilities’ funding from Rural Priorities to LEADER

  • Asked to help allocate Economic Recovery Funds for rural broadband infrastructure projects


Find out more

If you have a specific project in mind, download the enquiry form from our website and e-mail it to us at

[email protected]

Or complete the one in your pack and post it to us at

FVL LEADER

C/o Stirling Council

Viewforth

Stirling FK8 2ET

Information is also available on our website

www.fvl.org.uk

More about LEADER in general:

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Rural/SRDP/LEADER

Find out more


Fvl leader team
FVL LEADER Team form from our website and e-mail it to us at


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