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CHARNWOOD FOREST LANDSCAPE PARTNERSHIP BID UPDATE Lesley Eddleston, Senior Landscape Architect Leicestershire County Council.

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1 CHARNWOOD FOREST LANDSCAPE PARTNERSHIP BID UPDATE Lesley Eddleston, Senior Landscape Architect Leicestershire County Council

2 The Landscape Partnership programme To apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership grant, you must identify an area of countryside that has a distinctive landscape character and is recognised and valued by local people. This area of countryside should be no smaller than 20 km² and usually no larger than 200 km².

3 Landscape Partnerships are delivered by a partnership made up of national, regional and local organisations with an interest in the area, community groups and individuals are based around a portfolio of smaller projects which together provide long term social, economic and environmental benefits for a rural area have an overall budget of £100,000 to £3,000,000 will run for a time-limited period of up to 5 years

4 Landscape Partnership outcomes Landscape Partnerships must deliver nine outcomes : Outcomes for heritage Heritage will be better managed Heritage will be in better condition Heritage will be identified/recorded Outcomes for people People will have developed skills People will have learnt about heritage People will have volunteered time Outcomes for communities Environmental impacts will be reduced More people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage The local area/community will be a better place to live, work or visit For each of these outcomes there will be a range of projects.

5 Bid process – Round 1 Submitted end May 2013 Assessed in one UK wide batch with decision made by Board of Trustees by October 2013

6 Bid process – development phase & Round month development period Need to confirm background evidence on landscape character and value, all scheme costs, programmes, projects, timetable, delivery mechanisms and detailed projects – all in a Landscape Conservation Action Plan Not competitive - funding is likely to be available to a scheme if it meets the necessary criteria, priorities and any conditions requested following the Round 1 submission Assessed by East Midlands regional committee within four months of submission

7 Timescale February 2012 – Charnwood Forest Regional Park Steering Group approved development of bid May 2012 – Stakeholder Group meeting July 2012 – site visits with HLF Grants Officer July - November 2012 – meetings with stakeholder organisations November 2012 – Stakeholder Group meeting December 2012 – formation of outline Partnership Board December 2012 – April 2013 – development of detailed bid End May 2013 – deadline for Round 1 application October 2013 – Round 1 decision November May 2015 – development phase June 2015 – anticipated Round 2 application submission October 2015 – anticipated Round 2 decision October - December 2015 – set up scheme 2016 Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership starts


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