LEADER funding awarded to organisations in the West of England

April 25, 2017 10:29 am

The West of England LEADER programme is now well under way with the Local Action Group having awarded £436,000 worth of funding to a variety of projects across all of its priority sectors.

Through its investment the West of England’s LEADER programme is supporting organisations restoring historic structures, tourism projects, forestry enterprises, farm diversification projects, community shops and dairy farmers.

Commenting on the awards, Graham Clark from CLA in the South West and chair of the Local Action Group said, “We are really pleased to be working with such a diverse range of projects which will help to create and sustain economic and cultural activity across the rural West of England. We would encourage more businesses and community groups to apply for funding.”

Eligible businesses and communities can apply for grants for capital projects to help support their growth and sustainability across North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset. Applications for investments from £10,000 up to £100,000 can now be made. In most cases match funding of 60% of the project value will be required although you are advised to speak to the programme team for details.

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