Arts projects - Live and LocalOnce projects are underway you will see the latest from the projects below. You can take a look at the ideas or submit one of your own once you have registered on the website.

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Latest from the projects

Programme funding for 2015 to 2020

We understand that the Central and South Warwickshire submission for LEADER funding has been unsuccessful and that this decision not to award DEFRA funds to these parts of the County has been upheld at appeal.


Popcorn at the ready - don't miss on Big Picture Show's latest screening tonight in Offchurch!

The Big Picture Show is a service enabling you to programme films in your local village halls or other suitable community venue, with top range technical equipment and support. We create and regularly update an online menu of available films - from popular family favourites to blockbusters, from screen classics to indie and foreign films - or simply choose any film and, provided screening rights are available, we’ll get it sorted! 

Over the coming weeks, look out for:


Kineton village are looking for your help!

Their upcoming Apple Day (14th October) is short on apples!  The inclement weather this year has meant a the apple crop is 90% down on previous years. 

Does anyone know where there are local communities with excess fruit, or apples that they can scrump?  Or does your community have apples, but no access to an apple press and would perhaps like to join forces with Kineton?

Contact the LEADER team if you are able to help!


Shrewley Village Hall Upgrade Completed!

Shrewley Village Hall completed their LEADER project last week to install new stage lighting equipment and to replace the roof sheeting. The new lighting equipment was used for the first time on 3rd February for a sell-out "Live and Local" performance by "The New Budapest Cafe Orchestra".

Horse Logging in Oakley Wood - Sun 26th February

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Wolvey - 60 years past and present picture gallery has gone LIVE

A collection of past and present photographs of Wolvey. Click the link!

New Applicant Workshop - Wed 29th March

Thinking about applying for Leader funding?

The Programme Team would like to invite you along to an informal workshop for new applicants @ Garden Organic on Wednesday 29th February 10am - 12pm. This will be an informal session providing general advice and tips on filling in the application form.

We will also be providing One to One Support Sessions @ Garden Organic on Friday 2nd March 9.30 - 4.30pm providing an opportunity to look in detail at your individual project and tailoring your application form.

Horse Logging in Oakley Wood Event - Sun 26th February

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.

Come along on Sunday 26th February 10.30am to 3pm and meet Bruno the very friendly Ardennes heavy horse!

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



Free Guided Farm Walks

Feldon Forest Farm: Saturday 8th October 2011 at 2pm

Frankton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 9PD              

With kind permission of George and Gill Browning

  Funded by the: Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER Programme

 The free of charge walk will cover various aspects of the Farm to include:

Gardens Go Wild! Mid-Project & Awards Event

Mid Project and Awards Event

Friday 9th September

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre

6.30 – 9pm