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Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2

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Mon 18 Apr 2016

Isn't Stafford a wonderful place to do business? We may know it, but a gap exists between this reality and our profile in the general public.

This funding can support small-scale business activities that support the needs and aspirations of the local community. Find out more here.

Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2

Please note that the Staffordshire LEADER programme is now ‘live’ and the second ‘call for bid’ round has been issued.

Details of the second bidding round and how to apply can be found here and should be read in conjunction with the LEADER Applicant Handbook.

If you think your project idea fits within the Staffordshire LEADER Approach and is within the LEADER programme area and you can answer the basic eligibility questions.

– Please contact the Programme Team before completing an Outline Application Form –

The Programme Team will discuss your project idea with you and assess whether it fits within the Staffordshire LEADER Approach. The Programme team will also go through the application process and will explain what is required of you.

Jen Shuttleworth, Staffordshire LEADER Programme
Support Officer,
Place Funding,
Staffordshire County Council,
Tel: 01785 277030
Mobile: 07855336995
Email: Jennifer.shuttleworth@staffordshire.gov.uk or: cmb.leader@staffordshire.gov.uk

About the Staffordshire ‘Communities Mean Business’ LEADER Programme (2014-2020)

The Staffordshire ‘Communities Mean Business’ LEADER programme is funded through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014-2020 under the LEADER Approach utilising money from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

The Programme is designed to develop and deliver projects to rural areas through community led regeneration.

LEADER has been a major initiative for rural development since its launch in 1991 and has allowed rural communities to play an active role in shaping their development.

Communities’ Mean Business is being delivered through a Local Action Group consisting of public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations. Between 2009 and 2013 the programme grant funded over 40 community based projects and awarded £1.12m to rural communities across the LAG area. Combined with additional match-funding, the total investment was more than £2 million.