The 5 LEADER themes

The programme is not a grant scheme but aims to use innovative methods to assist communities in addressing the need in their areas by developing basic services, creating sustainable, resilient villages and improving the local environment.

Project ideas are welcomed which will fit into one or more of the following themes:

Adding Value to local identity and natural and cultural resources

  • Projects that make best use of natural assets such as community grown food initiatives or community woodlands
  • Developing new activities related to the natural environment and heritage
  • Building the capacity of events to encourage sustainability
  • Develop ideas to increase the use of the Welsh Language within the outdoor activities sector
  • Develop ideas that link producers, retailers, caterers and visitors and products together
  • Improve the knowledge of the local natural and historical environment of local tourism providers

Facilitating pre-commercial development, business partnerships and short supply chains

  • Projects that link skills and needs together (Skills Banks)
  • Development of new business partnerships or growing existing ones
  • Develop mentoring/ambassador schemes
  • Projects that create an entrepreneurial and innovative culture
  • Projects that enable employment of local people
  • Development of new products or processes
  • Develop and/or build on Powys brands
  • Pilot innovative approaches to supply chain development
  • Projects using innovative methods of increasing the number of businesses engaging with public and private support service

Exploring new ways of providing non-statutory local services

  • Piloting news ways of delivering services such as transport
  • Facilitate community engagement and information to identify community resilience and capacity to enable service delivery
  • Projects that build the capacity of local actors to allow them to deliver local services
  • Innovative projects that improve the health and wellbeing of local people
  • Research and visits to other best practice project examples
  • Projects that develop volunteering opportunities and training placements
  • Support for the development of community hubs
  • Projects that trial alternative ways of delivering non statutory services

Renewable energy at community level

  • Community engagement activities to disseminate renewable energy (RE) information to communities
  • Energy audits to identify hotspot communities for RE or energy efficiency
  • Projects that support the reduction of fuel poverty within the county
  • Projects that use community benefits from RE to alleviate poverty
  • Projects that support businesses to become more energy efficient
  • Projects that utilise natural resources to deliver local solutions
  • Facilitation of support by communities through mentoring and familiarisation visits
  • Engagement activities to disseminate RE information to land owners and rural businesses
  • Fuel sourcing from community woodlands

Exploitation of digital technology

  • Projects that increase the uptake of digital technologies within the business and community sectors
  • Projects that use digital technologies to provide services
  • Projects that build on existing web platforms or creates new ones
  • Projects that increase the uptake and usage of digital technology to improve business productivity and effectiveness
  • Pilot mentoring or buddy schemes to encourage the use of social media
  • Pilot innovative ways of using new technologies to provide information

Get in touch

Rural Development Team
Ty Fry Farm
Heol Y Bedw Hirion
Bedwellty
NP12 0BE

Tel: 01443 838632
E-mail: rdp@caerphilly.gov.uk

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