The new Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER 2014-2020 programme is being launched on Thursday 29th October at Colzium House in Kilsyth 5.30 – 8.30pm.
The funding programme, covering rural areas of within Falkirk, East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire has been allocated £2.8 million for the next five years. The programme is managed by a Local Action Group (LAG), who have agreed a minimum grant award of £5,000 and a maximum award of £125,000 for successful applicant projects.
The launch will provide information on programme priorities and offers potential applicants the chance to discuss ideas with LAG members.
This year’s programme has new ring-fenced funding for business development and farm diversification, with programme themes including:
- Heritage, tourism and leisure
- Community services and facilities
- Local business and employment
Communities, businesses and farms in rural locations across the Falkirk Council area could benefit from the new European funding programme.
Ian Howarth, Chair of the LAG, “The LEADER funding awarded to the new Kelvin Valley and Falkirk programme provides a wonderful opportunity to make a difference across the new LEADER area for the benefit of all”. “The fund will assist local communities in the area to make positive differences to create a better place to live and improve links between communities and heritage and employment.”
Most of the Falkirk Council area is covered by the programme, except Bo’ness, Falkirk Town Centre and Grangemouth.
For further information, or to book a place, please visit the Kelvin Valley website or call 01324 506065.