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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 Expression of Interest form, How to complete an Expression of Interest, the Applicant Handbook and Local Development Strategy.  Additional background information can be downloaded below.

Expression of Interest

How to complete an Expression of Interest

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 Expression of Interest form and the guidance to complete it.  Contact the Co-ordinator if you have any queries.
  4. Complete and 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.

Expression of Interest 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

Approved projects summary (click to open)

Project NameApplicant NameLocationDescriptionGrant ApprovedRDPE Priority
Looe Valley Trail Feasibility and Scoping StudyLooe Development TrustLooeTo 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£20,565.503 - Rural Tourism
Installation of a walk in ChillerTreway Farm Cornish TurkeysCoombeTo install a walk in chiller in an old dairy building to facilitate the processing of turkeys £5,747.501 - Increase Farm Productivity
Colwith Farm DistilleryColwith Farm DistilleryTreesmillTo build and equip a distillery for the production of vodka and gin, using local potatoes, including an associated visitor centre £90,627.342 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Fursdon FarmGE and S WhitingLiskeardTo purchase a mobile sheep handling system with lamb weigher and a software system for electronic identification£3,474.001 - Increase Farm Productivity
Smallwood Management with Alpine TractorAdam PhilipsSt Anns ChapelTo 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£20,792.506 - Forestry Productivity

South & East Cornwall LAG LEADER Project Co-ordinator

Cath Collier

Mob: 07484 011512


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