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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.

In 2015/16 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 £35,000.  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.

Download the funding guidance

Click on the links to download the Applicant Handbook, Outline Application form and Local Development Strategy.  Additional background information can be downloaded below.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently working with the Rural Payments Agency to develop a modified application process, therefore the current Outline Application form is unavailable for use.  A new Expression of Interest form will be available for completion shortly.   

Applicant Handbook
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Local Development Strategy
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Quick start instructions

  1. Download and read the Applicant Handbook- this will help determine your eligibility and the 'priority' which fits your project.
  2. Contact the LEADER Project Co-ordinator to check the eligibility of your project.
  3. Download the Outline Application form and contact the Co-ordinator if you have any queries.
  4. Email the form to the Co-ordinator at the email address below.

Additional information

LEADER Delivery Plan
Delivery plan

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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.

Outline Application Deadlines (approximately 3 weeks before LAG meeting)
  • 11 January 2017
  • 22 February 2017
  • 05 April 2017
  • 31 May 2017
  • 02 August 2017
  • 20 September 2017
  • 08 November 2017
2017 LAG meeting dates
  • 01 February 2017

  • 15 March 2017

  • 26 April 2017

  • 21 June 2017

  • 23 August 2017

  • 11 October 2017

  • 29 November 2017

Eligibility status of costs/items under Priority 1- Farm Productivity

South & East Cornwall LAG LEADER Project Co-ordinator

Caroline Hanlan

Tel: 01872 326750   Mob: 07484 011512


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Caroline Hanlan, LAG Project Co-ordinator