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Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Sustainable Development Fund Louise Niekirk. What is the Sustainable Development Fund?. A delegated fund for the Lincolnshire Wolds A scheme funded by emda A pilot for 12 months starting 1 April 2004

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Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Sustainable Development FundLouise Niekirk


What is the Sustainable Development Fund?

  • A delegated fund for the Lincolnshire Wolds

  • A scheme funded by emda

  • A pilot for 12 months starting 1 April 2004

  • Designed to bring benefit to communities and businesses in the Wolds


Process

  • Rural Recovery seminar in Bristol

  • Discussions

  • Agreements

  • Workshops

  • Drafting guidelines, promotional material

  • Submitting bid


The bid

  • £75,000 as delegated fund

  • £15,316 staff costs

  • £4,506 recruitment, overheads, training

  • £1,950 equipment

  • £4,800 promotion

  • £3,500 office relocation

  • £105,072 total bid


emda targets –core outputs

  • Jobs created

  • Jobs safeguarded

  • Brownfield land

  • Educational and training opportunities

  • Business performance

  • Investment in deprived areas


emda targets – supplementary outputs

  • Community facilities

  • Businesses increasing use of ICT

  • Graduates employed in SME

  • Over 45’s receiving guidance

  • New build/refurbishment for business use


Lincolnshire

Wolds


How much money is available?

  • A total of £75,000

  • Up to £10,000 for each project

  • No minimum amount


Who can apply?

  • 75% for community groups

  • 75% for voluntary groups and charities

  • 50% for businesses

  • 25% for public bodies

  • Volunteer time can be included as match funding


Projects must meet certain criteria

  • All core criteria

  • One aim of the AONB

  • One of emda’s outputs

  • One of the desirable criteria


Core criteria

  • Is located in the AONB or directly benefits it

  • Supports sustainable development principles

  • Conserves or enhances local characteristics of culture, wildlife, landscape, land use, community and economy

  • Provide some element of public benefit

  • Be in accordance of applicable legislation


Aims of the AONB

  • To conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the AONB, including the built environment

  • To promote sustainable forms of social and economic development in the AONB

  • To promote the economic and social well-being of local communities

  • To promote quiet enjoyment of the AONB

  • To raise awareness of the AONB

  • To encourage a reduction in car use and promote alternatives


emda’s key outputs

  • To create or sustain jobs

  • To improve or reuse brownfield land

  • To create and fill learning opportunities

  • To create or attract new businesses

  • To provide new community facilities, including access centres

  • To encourage businesses to increase their use of ICT

  • To encourage new social enterprises

  • To refurbish buildings for employment or business


Desirable criteria

  • Environmental

  • Social

  • Economic

  • Cultural


Project ideas

  • Sustainable Tourism

  • Community and cultural

  • Renewable Energy

  • Sustainable management of features


Promotion

  • Project Officer (Sustainable Development)

  • 22 ½ hours per week – 12 months

  • www.lincswolds.org.uk

  • Wolds News

  • JAC - partners


The way forward

  • Raising awareness

  • Promotion

  • Support

  • Looking to April 2005


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