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1 Ian Winchester - Development Officer
Cumbria Fells and Dales, Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), Local Action Group Ian Winchester - Development Officer

2 “Valuing the landscape, its products and its people”
Cumbria Fells & Dales RDPE Local Action Group Grants for Farms and Forestry, Rural Business and Community Groups

3 Liaison entre actions de développement rural.
Leader Approach Liaison entre actions de développement rural. ‘Links between actions of rural development’

4 7 key Leader features The Leader Approach Networking Cooperation
Innovation Area based local development strategies Bottom-up collaboration and implementation of strategies Local public-private partnerships Integrated and multisectoral actions

5 Cumbria Fells & Dales RDPE Local Action Group
The Old Stables Redhills Penrith Cumbria CA11 0DT Solway, Border and Eden RDPE Local Action Group Local Links Community Office Market Hall Church Street Wigton CA9 9AA

6 Local Action Group Members
Friends of the Lake District Furness Enterprise Ltd Growing Well International Centre for the Uplands – Cumbria Invest in Cumbria John Muir Award Keswick Area Partnership Ltd (do they still exist?) Keswick Business Improvement District Ltd (do they still exist?) Kirkby Stephen Community Office Lake District National Park Authority Lake District Peninsulas Tourism Partnership Learning & Skills Council – Cumbria Millom & Haverigg Economic Development Group Morecambe Bay Partnership National Farmers’ Union National Trust Natural England Northern Fells Rural Community Development Group Nurture Lakeland (Tourism & Conservation Partnership) One South Lakeland (South Lakeland Local Strategic Partnership ) Pentalk Network Rural Women’s Network Groups – VAC Sedbergh Book Town SLDC SLDC/Ulverston & Low Furness MTI Partnership United Utilities West Cumbria Development Agency Westmorland Agricultural Society Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Allerdale Borough Council Action with Communities in Cumbria Barrow Borough Council Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Trust British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (Northern England) Copeland Borough Council Country Land & Business Association Cumbria Action for Sustainability Cumbria Association of Councils for Voluntary Service Cumbria Chamber of Commerce Cumbria County Council Cumbria – Cumberland Federation of Women’s Inst. Cumbria – Westmorland Federation of Women’s Inst. Cumbria Farmer Network Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs Cumbria Organics Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency Cumbria Tourism Cumbria Wildlife Trust Cumbria Woodlands Cumbria Youth Alliance East Cumbria Countryside Project Eden District Council Eden Local Strategic Partnership Environment Agency Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group Federation of Cumbria Commoners Forestry Commission

7 As the Leader name suggests, it is a method of mobilising and delivering rural development in local rural communities, rather than a fixed set of measures to be implemented. However !

8 Measures M111 Training – farming and forestry M114 Use of advisory services M115 Setting up of management and advisory services M121 Modernisation of agricultural holdings M123 Adding value to agricultural and forestry products M125 Co-operation for development of new products processes and technologies (farmer) M311 Farm diversification (into non-agricultural activities) M312 Micro-enterprise M313 Encouragement of tourism activities M321 Basic services for the economy and rural population M323 Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage M331 Training and information for business and community M421 Inter-regional and transnational co-operation

9 Who is it meant to benefit?
Economic /Skills/ Community • Farmers, farming families and foresters. • Local farming organisations such as cooperative groups. • Businesses operating in rural areas. • Locally based voluntary organisations and community groups. • Local partnerships such as market town partnerships, community planning groups or similar.

10 CF&D – Projects within LDNP
£2,664, Total grant intervention Number of projects £37, Average per project £280,050 Next grant panel Projects £25, Per project

11 M123 – Adding value to farm and forestry products
Lakes Free Range Egg Company Ltd – The Perfect Egg (Stainton) Installation of world leading egg processing and grading equipment £1,963,674 project total £785,469 grant allocation Joint CF&D (75%) SB&E (25%) 11 FTE directly employed 84 Participants in training 12 Co-operation actions

12 M111 – Vocational training and information actions
Rural Skills Cumbria (SAC Consulting) Training programme for farm + forestry £865,015 project total £692,701 grant allocation Joint CF&D (50%) SB&E (50%) 6,500 training days to be delivered E.g. Hedge laying, coppicing and trailer handling

13 M311 – Farm Diversification
Abbot Park Farm – Bandrake Head Catering equipment £35, project total £14, grant allocation 1 FTE created Keeping farming family on the farm.

14 M312 – Business creation and development
Traction Engine Driving Experience – Broughton In Furness New road tyres £8, project total £3,525 grant allocation 2 FTE safeguarded Delivering tourist experience days + actual driving tests for traction engine owners

15 M321 – Basic services for the economy and rural population
Village Agents - South Lakeland Age UK Ambleside, Grasmere and Staveley £27,834 project total £11,452 grant allocation 1 FTE created (x3 individuals) Promotion of social inclusion E.g. Accessing allowances, benefits, knowledge transfer + prevention schemes (electric blankets)

16 Where next? RDPE will continue to operate through to 2013, as required
under the European Rural Development Regulation. CAP changes are currently being scrutinized, may result in ‘Leader like’ programme starting in 2015.

17 Where next? In UK, 2015 timeframe is more likely to manifest itself as European Social Fund may be possible source of funding. European Region Development Fund may also be possible funding source. Defra commitment to upland areas may remain key focus. CF&D/LDNP well placed if uplands are key priority. Any change in UK administration may change focus/emphasis on rural affairs.

18 Thank You. Any Questions?

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