Linking villages and rural industries

Revitalisation of Brinklow Castle

This project aims to develop and generate interest in Brinklow Castle and make it more accessible for visitors to the area.

 

 

Festival of the Harvest 2

Festival of the Harvest - Part 2

This projects aims to teach children in Central Warwickshire how to connect with their food. Not just the eating bit, but it's production from soil to fork. The project will directly engage with approximately 1000-1200 primary school children (over three years) and connect them to local farmers, practitioners and land based industries by inviting them along to a day long festival which will provide fun, interactive activites .. such as pasta making and beekeeping!

Food for Life Communities - School Farmers' Markets in Central Warwickshire!

A Soil Association initiative, Food for Life Communities, has been awarded CWV LEADER funding to roll out a successful model for school farmers' markets, which have previously benefited communities across England and Wales.

Rugby Waterways Festival 2011 - Harborough Magna Youth Scheme

Funding has been awarded for a Rugby Waterways Festival and Rural Youth scheme.

This project, delivered in partnership with Harborough Magna Parish Council and the local canal-based businesses, aims to raise awareness of the Oxford canal as a valuable local resource.

Horse Logging in Oakley Wood

Friends of Oakley Wood have secured a grant of £12,500 of LEADER funds for local horse loggers to thin the more sensitive areas of the woods over the next two years.

Logs on Draught will be carrying out this work from Monday 20th February for two weeks.

(More info about Friends of Oakley Wood can be found on

www.saveoakleywood.org.u22 Bruno at work k)

 

 

 

 

 

Festival of the Harvest 2010

Warwickshire Rural Hub, based at Stoneleigh Park, have secured LEADER funding for three years for a 'festival of the harvest' This projects aims to teach children in Central Warwickshire how to connect with their food. Not just the eating bit, but it's production from soil to fork.

Taking the Reins - Country Connections

 

Circles Network, an organisation based in Dunchurch, have secured LEADER funding for a project called 'Country Connections'.

The project uses Equine Facilitated Learning to work with disabled/disadvantaged or rurally isolated families and young people from the Central Warwickshire area.  

Friendly Farmer

The Friendly Farmer project is all about establishing opportunities of mutual benefit for linking villages with their surrounding farms.

There are two elements to the project.

The first is to inform farmers of a range of activities that they can share with their communities. This will be achieved by using NFU, CLA, YFC and the Rural Hub who will help the project assemble a database from which farmer groups are created and taken to one of three ‘demonstration’ farms.