South and East Cornwall LAG Priorities:
- Supporting growth and development in existing businesses
- Town Centre and Village Revitalisation
- Supporting Business Start Ups
- Improving Business Productivity
- Developing Business Collaborations
- Provision of focused business support and advice
- Making skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship available to all in order to drive growth
- Enabling Business Activities to improve productivity, sales and jobs
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 South and East Cornwall's strategic objectives, the South and East Cornwall LEADER LAG has set 8 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.
The SELAG have stated that for the year 2017/18 in relation to tourism, they are not looking to support projects which produce additional bedspace. This is due to issues of displacement and therefore their minimal contribution to the Local Development Strategy.
The LAG have now removed the original guidance maximum of £35,000 and will now consider much larger applications (circa £150k grant max) where LEADER is an appropriate funding route and the project contributes to the Local Development Strategy and the programme outputs. Larger grants will only be considered 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 SELAG Local Development Strategy submission as well as further discussions by the SELAG. It outlines the activities to be delivered to achieve the strategy.
27 December 2017
Eligibility status of costs/items under Priority 1- Farm Productivity
|Project Name||Applicant Name||Location||Description||Grant Approved||RDPE Priority|
|Looe Valley Trail Feasibility and Scoping Study||Looe Development Trust||Looe||To look at the feasibility of creating a multi-use cycling and walking trail along the East and West Looe Valleys at East and West Looe Valleys between Liskeard, Looe and Lanhydrock||£20,565.50||3 - Rural Tourism|
|Installation of a walk in Chiller||Treway Farm Cornish Turkeys||Coombe||To install a walk in chiller in an old dairy building to facilitate the processing of turkeys||£5,747.50||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Colwith Farm Distillery||Colwith Farm Distillery||Treesmill||To build and equip a distillery for the production of vodka and gin, using local potatoes, including an associated visitor centre||£90,627.34||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Fursdon Farm||GE and S Whiting||Liskeard||To purchase a mobile sheep handling system with lamb weigher and a software system for electronic identification||£3,474.00||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Smallwood Management with Alpine Tractor||Adam Philips||St Anns Chapel||To purchase a Compact Alpine Tractor, Side Arm Flail, Timer Forwarding Trailer and a Log Grapple to enable the expansion of the business in small scale woodland management||£20,792.50||6 - Forestry Productivity|
|Fowey Business Hub||Wheelbarrow Gardening Ltd||Fowey||To develop the business through the creation of a workshop/storage area and office space for the company along with three additional office units for rental to local businesses||£94,700||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Upgrading of Dairy Facilities||M J C Hambly||Liskeard||To improve the health and welfare of the dairy herd as it continues to expand, relying on modern technology to support a growing dairy business by increasing efficiency, fertility, welfare and general standards of husbandry and creating a herd friendly environment||£33,145.33||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Cornish Gouda Cheese Production increase||Cornish Gouda Co||Lanreath||to purchase a 1500 litre ‘cheese vat’ which will allow the business to increase its production from 120 to 270 kilos per day at Talvan Farm, Lanreath, Cornwall, PL13 2PA||£14,594.92||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Fowey Brewery Acceleration Project (FBAP)||The Fowey Brewery Ltd.||Lostwithiel||To purchase a “six barrel brewery” system and 6-head counter bottle filler to enable production to be scaled to an economically viable level at Fowey Brewery||£11,760.00||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|