Presentation on theme: "Ian Winchester - Development Officer"— Presentation transcript:
1Ian Winchester - Development Officer Cumbria Fells and Dales, Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), Local Action GroupIan Winchester - Development Officer
2“Valuing the landscape, its products and its people” Cumbria Fells & DalesRDPE Local Action GroupGrants for Farms and Forestry, Rural Business and Community Groups
3Liaison entre actions de développement rural. Leader ApproachLiaison entre actions de développement rural.‘Links between actions of rural development’
47 key Leader features The Leader Approach Networking Cooperation InnovationArea based local development strategiesBottom-up collaboration and implementation of strategiesLocal public-private partnershipsIntegrated and multisectoral actions
5Cumbria Fells & Dales RDPE Local Action Group The Old StablesRedhillsPenrithCumbriaCA11 0DTSolway, Border and Eden RDPE Local Action GroupLocal Links Community OfficeMarket HallChurch StreetWigtonCA9 9AA
6Local Action Group Members Friends of the Lake DistrictFurness Enterprise LtdGrowing WellInternational Centre for the Uplands – CumbriaInvest in CumbriaJohn Muir AwardKeswick Area Partnership Ltd (do they still exist?)Keswick Business Improvement District Ltd (do they still exist?)Kirkby Stephen Community OfficeLake District National Park AuthorityLake District Peninsulas Tourism PartnershipLearning & Skills Council – CumbriaMillom & Haverigg Economic Development GroupMorecambe Bay PartnershipNational Farmers’ UnionNational TrustNatural EnglandNorthern Fells Rural Community Development GroupNurture Lakeland (Tourism & Conservation Partnership)One South Lakeland (South Lakeland Local Strategic Partnership )Pentalk NetworkRural Women’s Network Groups – VACSedbergh Book TownSLDCSLDC/Ulverston & Low Furness MTI PartnershipUnited UtilitiesWest Cumbria Development AgencyWestmorland Agricultural SocietyYorkshire Dales National Park AuthorityAllerdale Borough CouncilAction with Communities in CumbriaBarrow Borough CouncilBill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship TrustBritish Trust for Conservation Volunteers (Northern England)Copeland Borough CouncilCountry Land & Business AssociationCumbria Action for SustainabilityCumbria Association of Councils for Voluntary ServiceCumbria Chamber of CommerceCumbria County CouncilCumbria – Cumberland Federation of Women’s Inst.Cumbria – Westmorland Federation of Women’s Inst.Cumbria Farmer NetworkCumbria Federation of Young Farmers’ ClubsCumbria OrganicsCumbria Rural Enterprise AgencyCumbria TourismCumbria Wildlife TrustCumbria WoodlandsCumbria Youth AllianceEast Cumbria Countryside ProjectEden District CouncilEden Local Strategic PartnershipEnvironment AgencyFarming & Wildlife Advisory GroupFederation of Cumbria CommonersForestry Commission
7As 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 !
8MeasuresM111Training – farming and forestryM114Use of advisory servicesM115Setting up of management and advisory servicesM121Modernisation of agricultural holdingsM123Adding value to agricultural and forestry productsM125Co-operation for development of new products processes and technologies (farmer)M311Farm diversification (into non-agricultural activities)M312Micro-enterpriseM313Encouragement of tourism activitiesM321Basic services for the economy and rural populationM323Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritageM331Training and information for business and communityM421Inter-regional and transnational co-operation
9Who 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.
10CF&D – Projects within LDNP £2,664, Total grant interventionNumber of projects£37, Average per project£280,050 Next grant panelProjects£25, Per project
11M123 – Adding value to farm and forestry products Lakes Free Range EggCompany Ltd – The PerfectEgg (Stainton)Installation of world leading egg processing and grading equipment£1,963,674 project total£785,469 grant allocationJoint CF&D (75%) SB&E (25%)11 FTE directly employed84 Participants in training12 Co-operation actions
12M111 – Vocational training and information actions Rural Skills Cumbria(SAC Consulting)Training programme for farm + forestry£865,015 project total£692,701 grant allocationJoint CF&D (50%) SB&E (50%)6,500 training days to be deliveredE.g. Hedge laying, coppicing and trailer handling
13M311 – Farm Diversification Abbot Park Farm – BandrakeHeadCatering equipment£35, project total£14, grant allocation1 FTE createdKeeping farming family onthe farm.
14M312 – Business creation and development Traction Engine DrivingExperience – BroughtonIn FurnessNew road tyres£8, project total£3,525 grant allocation2 FTE safeguardedDelivering tourist experience days +actual driving tests for tractionengine owners
15M321 – Basic services for the economy and rural population Village Agents - SouthLakeland Age UKAmbleside, Grasmere and Staveley£27,834 project total£11,452 grant allocation1 FTE created (x3 individuals)Promotion of social inclusionE.g. Accessing allowances, benefits, knowledge transfer + prevention schemes (electric blankets)
16Where next? RDPE will continue to operate through to 2013, as required under the European RuralDevelopment Regulation.CAP changes are currently being scrutinized, may result in ‘Leader like’ programme starting in 2015.
17Where next?In UK, 2015 timeframe is more likely to manifest itself asEuropean 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.