The diagram shows the organisations involved and how the scheme works.
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The programme is funded by Defra and the European Commission through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), administered by the Rural Payments Agency. Locally the fund is managed by a partnership body referred to as the West of England Local Action Group. The Local Action Group is supported by the programme team hosted by the West of England Rural Network and the accountable body will be Bath and North East Somerset Council. The diagram also shows the organisations involved in the LAG.
The main duties of the LAG are:
Our current LAG members are:
|Deborah White||Avon Local Councils Association|
|Dr Lucy Rogers||Avon Wildlife Trust|
|Les Kew||Bath and North East Somerset Council|
|Rosaleen Courtney||Bath College|
|Chris Lyons||Business West|
|Andrew Rainsford||Diocese of Bath & Wells|
|Mark O’Sullivan||Federation of Small Businesses|
|Jon Clark||Forest of Avon Trust|
|Gary Rumbold||FWAG South West|
|Jim Hardcastle||Mendip Hills AONB|
|Matthew Uren||National Farmers Union|
|Helen Sharp||National Trust|
|Peter Burden||North Somerset Council|
|Katherine Morris||South Gloucestershire Council|
|Georgie Bigg||West of England Rural Network|
|Richard Spalding||Winterbourne Medieval Barn|
Should you wish to find out more about the LAG and its members please contact us.
Other LEADER Groups
National LEADER Information – See Rural Development Programme for England LEADER funding
European Groups – The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) is the principal gateway to find out about LEADER projects in other EU countries.