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An Update for 2015-2020. What Is Greater Dartmoor LEAF?. A Local Action Group composed of dedicated volunteers Representing the local community Responsible for drawing down and distributing funding locally Supported by the DR Company and South Hams District Council. A Bit of History.

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An update for 2015 2020

An Update for 2015-2020


What is greater dartmoor leaf

What Is Greater Dartmoor LEAF?

  • A Local Action Group composed of dedicated volunteers

    • Representing the local community

    • Responsible for drawing down and distributing funding locally

    • Supported by the DR Company and South Hams District Council


A bit of history

A Bit of History

  • GD LEAF was set up in 2008

  • Delivered ┬ú2m of funding to the Greater Dartmoor area 2008-2013

    • Funded over 100 local projects

    • Created 59 jobs

    • Supported over 500 businesses with funding/advice

    • Provided free/subsidised training for over 750 people

    • Attracted over 5,000 new tourists to the area

    • Provided new/improved facilities in 28 communities


What happens next

What Happens Next

*** The rest of this presentation assumes that we are successful in achieving funding for 2015-2020


Local development strategy

Local Development Strategy


Objective a to support businesses to grow and prosper

Objective ATo support businesses to grow and prosper

A1.Providing blended advice and support throughout business lifespan

A2.Developing and enhancing premises

A3.Addressing barriers to growth and enabling businesses to grasp new opportunities

A4.Providing opportunities for young people

A5.Maximising sustainable management and utilisation of farmland and woodland

A6.Supporting succession planning

A7. Modernising Farming and Forestry


An update for 2015 2020

Objective BTo offer people in the uplands area equivalent opportunities to their lowland neighbours

B1. Supporting diversification

B2. Complementing skills development and apprenticeship schemes

B3. Encouraging cooperative working


Objective c to strengthen key local sectors and capitalise on our natural resources

Objective CTo strengthen key local sectors and capitalise on our natural resources

  • C1.Building the food and drink sector

  • C2.Deriving business benefit from the natural/cultural environment

  • C3.Supporting local supply chains

  • C4.Enhancing the tourism offer and increasing visitor spend


Objective d to support enterprising communities

Objective DTo support enterprising communities

D1.Developing community enterprises

D2.Improving accessibility (including transport solutions)

D3.Benefitting from virtual infrastructure improvements

D4.Supporting delivery of local plans


How can you get involved

How Can You Get Involved?

  • Join the volunteers on Greater Dartmoor LEAF

    • Application packs available late in 2014

    • Training will be provided

  • Submit a project idea

  • Learn to appraise projects

  • Take part in the latest business survey to help us focus our funding on what matters to you:

    www.drcompany.co.uk/businesssurvey


Contact details

Contact Details

Anne Sherman & Sophie Price, Programme Advisers

Liz Abell, Programme Manager

01837 658643

[email protected]


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