What are the criteria for projects funded under the Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER programme?

All applications will have to address the priorities outlined in the Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER  Local Development Strategy (LDS) and business plan[link to business plan] The Local Action Group (LAG) will appraise applications against detailed  project appraisal criteria set regionally and by the LAG itself. These will be explained in the Application Pack.
Broadly speaking the programme aims to bring people and communities together in the rural areas of Rugby Borough and Warwick District by engaging them in developing community arts and village events, in developing activities centred on growing, and in activities that link communities or groups with rural industry, including farming. The outputs for the programme, as defined in the LDS, include community arts projects and village events, community growing projects, projects linking rural industries (farms etc.) with communities, and cooperation projects with other regional, national and international LEADER programmes. See also the pages on programme themes and programme calls.
All ideas that encompass these themes will be considered for funding. The outcome of the programme is intended to be a strong sense of place within the rural villages of Central Warwickshire and to leave a lasting legacy of social and economic benefits for the residents of these rural communities. Providing longer term sustainability of village communities is therefore also a strong requirement for obtaining project funding.