Atlantic and Moor LAG priorities:
- Supporting business start ups
- Improving business productivity
- Developing business collaborations
- Provision of focused business support and advice
- Making the most of skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship
- Enabling business activities
- Supporting growth and development in existing businesses
- Developing solutions to retain/cycle funds in the local economy
- Town centre and village revitalisation
LEADER National Priorities:
- Support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
- Boost rural tourism
- Increase farm productivity
- Increase forestry productivity
- Provide rural services
- Provide cultural and heritage activities
Projects must deliver at least one priority from both the local and national priorities
In order to achieve DEFRA's LEADER priorities and the Atlantic and Moor's strategic objectives the Atlantic and Moor LEADER LAG has set 9 specific and deliverable priorities, listed above, that will guide our grant investments and the selection criteria for projects.
At all times priority will be given to projects that deliver growth as a primary output although consideration will also be given to projects that deliver growth as a secondary output as long as this can be proved and measured.
In 2017/18 activity will primarily take the form of grants to businesses/organisations that are classified as small and micro businesses (under 50 FTEs) and grants issued will range from a minimum of £2,500 to a normal maximum threshold of £150,000. However, larger grants will also be considered on a case by case basis where no duplication of activity planned under the EAFRD Growth Programme, Countryside Productivity and Countryside Stewardship can be demonstrated.
Quick start instructions
- Download and read the Applicant Handbook- this will help determine your eligibility and the 'priority' which fits your project.
- Contact the LEADER Project Co-ordinator to check the eligibility of your project.
- Download the Expression of Interest form and the guidance to complete it. Contact the Co-ordinator if you have any queries.
- Complete and email the form to the Co-ordinator at the email address below.
The delivery plan is based on the consultation activity that informed the AMLAG Local Development Strategy submission as well as further discussions by the AMCLAG. It outlines the activities to be delivered to achieve the strategy.
15 December 2017
Eligibility status of costs/items under Priority 1- Farm Productivity
|Project Name||Applicant Name||Location||Description||Grant Approved||RDPE Priority|
|Heated visitor reception/info/reading room||South Penquite Farm||Blisland||To improve the campsite facilities leading to growth in the business through the construction of a new purpose built heated Visitor Reception and Information/Reading Room||£16,869.60||3 - Rural Tourism|
|Cornish Water Blow Molder||Cornish Natural Spring Water Ltd||St Clether||To purchase and install a blow moulding machine to enable the blowing of their own plastic bottles for their water, reducing raw material costs and leading to increased growth in the business||£33,875.96||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Treworder Kiln Dried Logs||JA and CA Davis||Egloshayle||To purchase a Firewood Processing Plant, enabling lumber to be processed on site to produce Kiln Dried Logs||£19,432.5||6 - Forestry Productivity|
|Crackington Cider Company||Tremayna Services Ltd||St Gennys||To establish a new cider making facility through the installation of a dedicated new timber frame barn and the purchase of cider making equipment||£36,548.77||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Burly Bed||CB and JBS Button||St Maybn||To purchase a bale breaker and shredder to be inserted into the existing production line for the processing of Miscanthus into horse bedding||£35,028.19||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Hallagenna Reception||Hallagenna Riding||St Breward, Bodmin||To enhance the customer experience through the construction of a purpose built heated reception and locker/staff room facilities||£26,416.76||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Lower Amble Farm Handling System & Rainwater Harvesting||Dally Partners||St Minver, Wadebridge||To purchase a mobile cattle handling system set up to include a forcing pen, specialist squeeze crush, race, segregation penning and weigh cells, which will be used on cattle in 8 different sites.||£6,905||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Creation of an Artists Studio||N H Burden||Launceston||to renovate a currently derelict grade 2 listed ‘farm house’ at Scarne Court, Launceston into a 430sqft/40m2 artist’s studio and gallery which will then be leased to a local artist at Scarne Court||£18,890.82||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Installation of Robotic Milking System||SG And GH Jose||Warbstow||to install 2 voluntary/robotic milking systems enabling the farm to be a fully operational organic dairy farm||£50,000.00||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
Atlantic and Moor LEADER Project Co-ordinator
Tel: 01872 326751 Mob: 07484 010456