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West Cornwall LAG priorities:

  • Supporting growth and development in businesses
  • Developing opportunities for young people to have thriving careers locally
  • Town centre and village revitalisation
  • Supporting business start ups
  • Improving business productivity
  • Developing business collaborations
  • Provision of focused business support and advice
  • Making the most of local skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship
  • Enabling business activities to improve productivity, sales and jobs
  • Support to community enterprise
  • Support local solutions for climate change resiliance

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

The LEADER programme is now closed and we are unable to accept any further project applications.

Alternative funding opportunities are available through the Local Action Groups and their Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme.  For more information about the Programme, eligibility and contact details for the CLLD team please go to: www.communityledcornwall.co.uk   

NB:  CLLD cannot assist with projects that relate to on-farm productivity, food and drink processing or forestry projects).

In order to achieve DEFRA's LEADER priorities and West Cornwall's strategic objectives the West Cornwall LEADER LAG has set 11 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 and Local Development Strategy.  Additional background information can be downloaded below.

Applicant Handbook
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Local Development Strategy
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Additional information

LEADER Delivery Plan
West Cornwall Development Programme

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This delivery plan is based on the consultation activity that informed the WCLAG Local Development Strategy submission as well as further discussions by WCLAG.  It outlines the activities to be delivered to achieve the strategy.

2018 LAG meeting dates

21 MAY

Case studies...

Lyner Dairies
Foundation First
Moomaid of Zennor
Ruan Minor Post Office
Nanfam Farm
Approved projects summary (click to open)

Project NameApplicant NameLocationDescriptionGrant ApprovedRDPE Priority
New indoor swimming pool at Cape Cornwall Golf & LeisureCape Cornwall Golf and LeisureCape CornwallThe construction of an indoor heated swimming pool within the Cape Golf and Leisure complex improving their out of season offering£30,464.802 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Yallah Coffee - business developmentYallah CoffeeMabe/Buddock WaterTo enable the purchase of coffee roasting equipment, the construction of a mobile Events Bar, the development of a web subscription service and construction works to the premises to enable a micro coffee roasting business to expand and develop an onsite training facility£9,273.902 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Nanfan Farm - grading equipmentJP and R CurnowCuryTo purchase and install a coil bed bulb grading system to replace the current jump grading system leading to improvements in the end products£8,500.001 - Increase Farm Productivity
MooonmilkG B and J G EllisSt BuryanTo invest in equipment (pasteuriser, Ice Builder) and brand development to enable the pasteurisation of their own milk in house and establishing the brand – Mooonmilk£5,660.331 - Increase Farm Productivity
St Ives Cider Increasing production and rangeSt.Ives Cider LtdSt.IvesTo purchase apple/cider processing capital equipment and promotion stands at London trade shows to enable new products (bottled cider/screw cap apple juice) to be introduced and marketed to new areas£9,929.001 - Increase Farm Productivity
Community Café DevelopmentRuan Minor Post OfficeRuan MinorTo create a Community Café with 24 covers through the complete reconfiguration of the existing space in the shop to create a shop, post office and café£22,467.402 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Foundation First Equestrian Centre: Start up facilitiesFoundation First Equestrian CentreRuan MinorTo set up the new business delivering Natural Horsemanship training, Natural Horsemanship Holidays, Horse Health Rehabilitation and facility hire through the creation of a Steel framed barn, sand surfaced riding school, hard core parking area and new access track £35,351.902 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Moomaid of Zennor Ice Cream Ltd GrowthMoomaid of ZennorZennorTo invest in new processing equipment (incl a Pasteuriser, ingredients feeder and ripple pump) to upgrade the current facility and enable the expansion of production£23,062.501 - Increase Farm Productivity
Production of Cornish KernLynher Dairies LtdPonsanoothTo create a new chilled storage and packing facility for the new product Cornish Kern£118,495.801 - Increase Farm Productivity
Milk Vending ProjectTrink Dairy LtdTrink, St IvesTo convert an existing office into a milk processing room and install relevant pasteurising and processing equipment, vending machines and appropriate cover and storage space on the farm for the sale of the milk £36,357.011 - Increase Farm Productivity
I should Coco - Chocolate workshopI Should CocoSt.IvesTo enable the purchase of various chocolate production equipment, workshop fitting equipment, the development of an e-commerce website and associated marketing costs to enable a micro artisan chocolatier business to develop chocolate workshops and increase productivity/production£32,345.662 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Installation of Cluster Flush System to Existing Milking Parlour PA TylorSt KeverneTo install a cluster flush system to the existing milking parlour to help prevent mastitis by helping to eliminate cross-contamination£8,200.001 - Increase Farm Productivity
KC Warne Services Ltd equipmentKC Warne Services LtdFraddam, HayleTo purchase additional equipment including an automatic tray filling machine and hoist and a new van to enable the expansion of the business£13,030.102 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
Godolphin Cross ChapelGodolphin Cross Community AssociationGodolphin CrossTo purchase a former Methodist Chapel in order to secure and expand its use as a community facility within the local area at Godolphin Cros£25.000.004 - Rural Services
Business Start Up for Gweal Mellin CiderGweal Mellin Cider CoConstantineTo purchase cider production equipment to enable the start up of a cider business
£4,959.241 - Increase Farm Productivity
Project to improve herd health performance, monitoring and energy efficiencyRN & D JenkinManaccanTo purchase a cluster flush system, herd activity system, separation gates and management software as well as variable speed pumps at Treworgie Farm£34,570.001 - Increase Farm Productivity
Workshop MachineryDuke Stone of Cornwall LtdCury Cross LanesTo purchase an Axis Bridge Saw with ancillary dust extraction equipment to enable a small natural stone product design and manufacture business to grow in terms of sales and employees£36,729.512 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
St Buryan Farm Shop, Meat Processing, Pasty MakingWR Bone & SonSt BuryanTo build a farm shop and meat processing unit through which the business will be able to process its own meat and sell its own produce£112,908.182 - Micro, small business and farm diversification
St Buryan Farm Shop, Meat Processing, Pasty MakingWR Bone & SonBuryanTo build a farm shop and meat processing unit through which the business will be able to process its own meat and sell its own produce
£10,851.671 - Increase Farm Productivity