Local Champions Wanted
Cadwyn Clwyd (Rural Development Agency) is looking for two individuals from the private sector to join Local Action Groups in North East Wales (one for Denbighshire and one for Wrexham). The Local Action Group has the responsibility of overseeing and guiding the distribution of £1.9 million of LEADER funding in Rural Denbighshire. The programme is not a grant scheme, but a fund to explore innovative new approaches and experimental technologies to tackle poverty, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development. The LEADER programme focuses on 5 themes:
- Adding value to local identity and natural and cultural resources
- Facilitating pre-commercial development, business partnerships and short supply chains
- Exploring new ways of providing non-statutory local services
- Renewable energy at Community level
- Exploitation of digital technology
Pilot schemes, feasibility studies, training and mentorship projects that align to these themes and work towards the objectives of the Denbighshire Local Development Strategy will be supported. LEADER is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Local Action Group members will be required to attend quarterly meetings to discuss project proposals and allocate funding to projects. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of rural issues and a body of experience gained from working in the private sector within the rural area. This is an unpaid, voluntary post and no financial risks accrue to Local Action Group members personally.
If you are interested in applying to become a member of a LAG please contact Cadwyn Clwyd for more information and to get an ‘Expression of Interest Form’.
Llys Owain, Bridge Street, Corwen, Denbighshire LL21 0AH
01490 340 500
The deadline for submissions is 1pm, Friday 14th October 2016.