How to apply

Is it eligible?

Please note:

The majority of our Implementation Budget for 2018 has now been allocated and we are no longer accepting new expressions of interest for projects.

Arwain Sir Benfro, the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire will review this position at the end of 2018.

 

LEADER is not a grant making programme. It will support activity which will test and develop new ideas and ways of working. In order to do this pre-development work LEADER can support:

  • Mentoring/Expertise – revenue costs for people who can provide particular kinds of support to organisations and groups to help them develop their own skills and expertise. This is a different approach to training.
  • Training – revenue costs, though some small items of equipment might fall within the scope of training, for the development and delivery of more formalised courses to groups of people.
  • Research/Feasibility Studies – revenue costs for a combination of staff time and consultancy costs to undertake the background research for a specific problem or issue and the production of a comprehensive written appraisal of the issues, the alternative solutions, the financial costings, a detailed risk analysis and recommendations for the next steps.
  • Pilot Projects – small scale or limited term projects to test out a concept or try an innovative technique within the LAG area. Can contain revenue or capital expenditure within the capitalisation limits set out in the guidance.

Match funding

Each LEADER activity or project can be funded up to a maximum of 70% of the total project costs, therefore at least 30% of the total project costs must be found from other sources.

The 30% match funding may be provided in the form of either cash or in kind contributions from the public, private or third sectors. Please contact the PLANED office on 01834 860965 to verify the eligibility of in kind match funding.

In kind contributions are services, items or products donated to the project by an individual or organisation where no cash transaction took place. All in kind contributions provided as match funding must satisfy the EU funding regulations (copies of regulation leaflets are available on request).

Please note:

Arwain Sir Benfro, the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire secured over £3,300,000 of funding and is supporting projects which test new ideas that benefit Pembrokeshire and contribute to a competitive, productive and sustainable economy in Pembrokeshire.

The majority of our Implementation Budget for 2018 has now been allocated and we are no longer accepting new expressions of interest for projects.

Arwain Sir Benfro, the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire will review this position at the end of 2018.

Deadlines for Full Applications:

4th May 2018

10th August 2018

And

5th October 2018

NB – Please do not commence any project activity or expenditure until you receive an official grant offer letter

Disclaimer

Please be aware that any ideas submitted to Arwain Sir Benfro become the intellectual property of the Local Action Group – and as such may be developed and shared in the spirit of LEADER for the benefit of the county.

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