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									         RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
         PROGRAMME 2007‐13




Rural Tayside is renowned for the splendour of its scenery, its
historic towns, the quality of its produce and the hospitality and
creativity of its people (RT LEADER Developmentt Strategy 2007)
                                    D   l        St t
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13
           LEADER
           Rural Tayside LEADER
           R lT       id
           Programme 2007-13
           LEADER funded
           projects supported
           Collaborating to
           Compete?
 What is LEADER?

 LEADER is a European Union and Scottish Government funded
 Programme supporting innovative and sustainable local rural
 development projects that promote economic and community
 development in rural areas.

 LEADER is part of the wider Scottish Rural Development
 Programme (SRDP) a £1.6 billion programme of economic,
 environmental, and social measures designed to develop rural
 Scotland up to and including the year 2013.

Liaison Entre Actions de Developpement de L'Economie Rurale
                               or
      Links b t        ti   f th d     l     t f th       l
      Li k between actions for the development of the rural
                            economy
What is LEADER?

LEADER aims to increase the capacity of local rural
  community and business networks by building knowledge
                                           co operation.
  and skills, encouraging innovation and co-operation.
LEADER focuses on supporting small-scale community
  driven projects that tackle local development objectives
                   community
  and benefit the community.
The basic principles of LEADER are;

       •   local involvement
       •   community benefit
       •   equal opportunities
       •   innovation
       •   sustainable development
       •                                orking ith        areas.
           sharing lessons learned and working with other areas
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13
Rural Tayside LEADER has a total budget of 5 million –
  2 million EU and Scottish Government
  3 million match funding comes from local partners and
  applicant organisations.

  Area 3,042 sq miles,(7,877 sq kms)
             149,471
  Population 149 471
  42 PROJECTS
      ,
  £498,564 LEADER Grant committed
  £1,197,598 Total project costs
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER AREA
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER AREA
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 OBJECTIVES
The LEADER programme in Rural Tayside is
  focused on:
  Generating a diverse and sustainable rural
  economy and supporting entrepreneurial
  activities
     pp      g     groups          p
  Supporting local g p to develop stronger g
  and more inclusive communities
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  Enhancing the natural and cultural heritage of
  the area
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 THEMES
Revitalising Communities - developing
  community capacity and local solutions

     • Developing underutilised resources under community
               hi
         ownership
     •   Encouraging innovative approaches to service delivery
         developing new facilities
     •   Community capacity building including training for
         community activists
     •     pp     g
         Supporting childcare pprovision
     •   Supporting IT access and training
     •   Developing cultural and natural heritage assets.
     •                                               people.
         Encouraging community activities for young people
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 THEMES
Progressive Rural Economy – strong, diverse
  and competitive local economy & encouraging
  joint working and co-operation across sectors

     •S     t f th d      l     t f      t i        d t
      Support for the development of new tourism products
         particularly related to the outdoor activity market, green
         tourism and food and drink
     •   E l iti renewable energy opportunities
         Exploiting          bl                 t iti
     •   Supporting links between business associations
     •      pp      g joint marketing initiatives
         Supporting j               g
     •   Support for training in traditional skills.
     •   Supporting producer groups
     •   Developing supply chains.
         D     l i          l h i
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 OUTCOMES


 Improved local economy.
 I      dl     l
 Improved social enterprise sector.
 Improved collaborative working.
   p
 Improved local facilities and services.
 Improved local skills
                 environment.
 Improved rural environment
 Improved visitor experience.
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13

TARGET GROUPS: young people, women, migrant
  workers and the economically inactive
LEADER projects must be innovative and test out new
                        development
  approaches to rural development. Projects and
  activities might include:
   •   Training events and skills development
   •   F    ibilit t di       d     k ti     ti it
       Feasibility studies and marketing activity
   •   Cultural activities, events and festivals
   •   Developing new community services, networks and
                  it      d
       community owned assets    t
   •   Environmental enhancement and renewable energy
       projects
   •   Enhancing t i
       E h                     d i it        i
                i tourism and visitor experiences
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 ELIGIBILITY
   • GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS
   •
     • constituted community groups
     • sociall enterprises
           i     t    i
     • business networks
     • partnerships
     • trusts
     • voluntary and public sector organisations
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 GRANTS
 50% of total eligible costs for capital and revenue projects
 5% of total eligible project should be met by the applicant (cash
 or in kind)
 Applicant must supply copy of constitution, recent bank
 statement, recent accounts and relevant supporting
 documentation
 Minimum project cost is £1,000
 Maximum project length is 18 months (projects running over 18
 months will be asked to apply in stages)
 Match funding must not come from another European Union
 source
                              £5,000
 Projects seeking less than £5 000 of LEADER funding towards
 the project are fast tracked
 Projects requiring more than £5,000 LEADER funding are
               y                         p quarterly meetings
 considered by the Local Action Group at q          y       g
   LEADER LOCAL ACTION GROUP




                  p y
Scottish Rural Property          Angus Countryside
and Business Association          Initiative




   Perth and Kinross
   Association of            gus ssoc a o of
                           Angus Association o
   Voluntary Service       Voluntary Organisation
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
RURAL TAYSIDE LEADER
PROGRAMME 2007‐13 MONITORING

                                   p            g y
 To ensure relevant and robust output recording systems
 in place
 To ensure robust financial management systems in place.
 To          th t th    j ti           i       t t d i the
 T ensure that the project is progressing as stated in th
 application
           y yp            problems as early on as p
 To identify any potential p               y        possible
 and make suggestions for improvement measures
 To identify successful elements of the project, including
 transferable lessons learned
Rural Tayside LEADER Projects


Environment
Cultural Heritage
Festivals & Events
T i
Tourism
Community Development
Grant Scheme
Research
Training Projects
              Environment
              E i       t

amenity improvements
environmental
enhancement
access
path construction and
improvements
habitat management
       ti    f      bl
promotion of renewable
energy
     p
interpretation
horticulture and
gardening
          Cultural Heritage

promoting the arts
         i
conserving and  d
enhancing the
historic environment
supporting traditional
  kill   d    ft
skills and crafts
interpretation and
information
    Economic Development

support to social
enterprises and
community
development trusts
supporting village
shop
marketing activities
business mentoring
       Festivals d Events
       F ti l and E    t

promoting local
produce
celebrating local
creativity and talent
   Community Development
   C     it D    l     t

volunteering
           ti
regeneration
building community
capacity and
engagement
developing local
networks and
facilities
                Tourism
                T   i


Information,
Information
marketing and
promotional
materials
           g
enhancing visitor
experience
   p       g
improving visitor
facilities
TOURISM RELATED PROJECTS

Angus Council - Angus Accommodation Audit
Blairgowrie & Rattray Regeneration Company - Ericht Project
Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Ltd - Caledonian Railway Shop & Buffet
Crieff & Strathearn Drovers' Tryst - New Marketing Initiative
Glen Esk Trust - Marketing for the Retreat
Pitlochry Partnership - BLED Learning Journey
The Scottish C         Centre Developing th S tti h C
Th S tti h Crannog C t - D                                       Centre
                                      l i the Scottish Crannog C t
Explore Aberfeldy - Following in the footsteps of Burns in the Homecoming
Pitlochry in Bloom - Branching Out
Perthshire Visual Arts Forum - Forms of Narrative – Exhibition
RSPB - Access and Audience Development Plan Vane Farm
Angus Crafts Association - Market Expansion
Explorers Garden - Interpretation
Murton Wildlif Trust Log bi
M t Wildlife T t - L cabin
COLLABORATING TO COMPETE?
The basic principles of LEADER are;
     • llocall iinvolvementt
                    l
     • community benefit
     • equal opportunities
     • innovation
     • sustainable development
     • sharing lessons learned and working with other are
COLLABORATING TO COMPETE?

Eligibility :
   • constituted community groups
          tit t d        it
   • social enterprises
   • business networks
   • partnerships
   • trusts
   • voluntary and public sector organisations
Projects capital or revenue
COLLABORATING TO COMPETE?



             IS THERE A ROLE
               FOR LEADER?
Rita Callander . Rural Tayside LEADER Co-ordinator
   T. 01307 473239 E callanderrb@angus.gov.uk
            www.ruraltaysideleader.com

								
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