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GRO Warwickshire

Growing Rural Opportunities for the villages & small towns of Stratford, Warwick & Rugby

up to £2.5m for Warwickshire to support rural projects......

There is an opportunity for funding to support rural projects that generate economic growth and jobs for the area.

This potential funding stream is made available through a programme called LEADER, which is a community-led rural development programme which aims to improve the quality of life and prosperity in rural communities through locally driven rural development initiatives and projects.  It is a European initiative, delivered through the Department for the Environment & Rural Affairs (DEFRA).  It is managed by the Local Action Group (LAG) who distributes funds through grants.

In order for us secure any funding we need to be able to provide evidence that there are projects in our rural areas that are viable, sustainable and require funding.

There will be 3 broad themes in the new programme:

  • Support for new, micro and small businesses based in the rural area
  • Rural Services, Tourism, Culture and Heritage in the rural area
  • Support for Land Based Industries (Farming & Forestry) in the rural area

Our aim is to engage and consult with residents, business, farmers, organisations and community groups to inform our strategy and bid for the next programme. 

The following questionnaire should take no more than a few minutes of your time, but will help us secure vital funding for the area.

We would be delighted if you could forward the link to other relevant organisations, groups and individuals in your network.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday 20th June 2014

www.stratford.gov.uk/survey/leader