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
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.
Expression of Interest
How to complete an Expression of Interest
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.
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.
- 23 Dec '17 for 15th Jan
- 29th Jan for 19th Feb
- 26th Feb for 19th Mar
- 2nd April for 23rd April
- 30th April for 21st May
- 4th June for 25th June
- 23rd Jul for 13th Aug
- 10th Sept for 1st Oct
- 15th Oct for 5th Nov
- 12th Nov for 3rd Dec
Eligibility status of costs/items under Priority 1- Farm Productivity
|Project Name||Applicant Name||Location||Description||Grant Approved||RDPE Priority|
|New indoor swimming pool at Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure||Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure||Cape Cornwall||The construction of an indoor heated swimming pool within the Cape Golf and Leisure complex improving their out of season offering||£30,464.80||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Yallah Coffee - business development||Yallah Coffee||Mabe/Buddock Water||To 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||£9,273.90||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Nanfan Farm - grading equipment||JP and R Curnow||Cury||To purchase and install a coil bed bulb grading system to replace the current jump grading system leading to improvements in the end products||£8,500.00||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Mooonmilk||G B and J G Ellis||St Buryan||To invest in equipment (pasteuriser, Ice Builder) and brand development to enable the pasteurisation of their own milk in house and establishing the brand – Mooonmilk||£5,660.33||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|St Ives Cider Increasing production and range||St.Ives Cider Ltd||St.Ives||To 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||£9,929.00||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Community Café Development||Ruan Minor Post Office||Ruan Minor||To 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||£22,467.40||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Foundation First Equestrian Centre: Start up facilities||Foundation First Equestrian Centre||Ruan Minor||To 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||£35,351.90||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Moomaid of Zennor Ice Cream Ltd Growth||Moomaid of Zennor||Zennor||To invest in new processing equipment (incl a Pasteuriser, ingredients feeder and ripple pump) to upgrade the current facility and enable the expansion of production||£23,062.50||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Production of Cornish Kern||Lynher Dairies Ltd||Ponsanooth||To create a new chilled storage and packing facility for the new product Cornish Kern||£118,495.80||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Milk Vending Project||Trink Dairy Ltd||Trink, St Ives||To 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||£36,357.01||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|I should Coco - Chocolate workshop||I Should Coco||St.Ives||To 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||£32,345.66||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Installation of Cluster Flush System to Existing Milking Parlour||PA Tylor||St Keverne||To install a cluster flush system to the existing milking parlour to help prevent mastitis by helping to eliminate cross-contamination||£8,200.00||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|KC Warne Services Ltd equipment||KC Warne Services Ltd||Fraddam, Hayle||To purchase additional equipment including an automatic tray filling machine and hoist and a new van to enable the expansion of the business||£13,030.10||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|Godolphin Cross Chapel||Godolphin Cross Community Association||Godolphin Cross||To purchase a former Methodist Chapel in order to secure and expand its use as a community facility within the local area at Godolphin Cros||£25.000.00||4 - Rural Services|
|Business Start Up for Gweal Mellin Cider||Gweal Mellin Cider Co||Constantine||To purchase cider production equipment to enable the start up of a cider business||£4,959.24||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Project to improve herd health performance, monitoring and energy efficiency||RN & D Jenkin||Manaccan||To purchase a cluster flush system, herd activity system, separation gates and management software as well as variable speed pumps at Treworgie Farm||£34,570.00||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|
|Workshop Machinery||Duke Stone of Cornwall Ltd||Cury Cross Lanes||To 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||£36,729.51||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|St Buryan Farm Shop, Meat Processing, Pasty Making||WR Bone & Son||St Buryan||To 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||£112,908.18||2 - Micro, small business and farm diversification|
|St Buryan Farm Shop, Meat Processing, Pasty Making||WR Bone & Son||St Buryan||To 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||£10,851.67||1 - Increase Farm Productivity|