Lindsey Action Zone
The Lindsey Action Zone Local Action Group has been awarded LEADER funding, from the Rural Development Programme for England 2014-2020, to distribute across West Lindsey and the inland part of East Lindsey including the Lincolnshire Wolds and market towns.
The funding can be accessed by local businesses, farmers, foresters and those involved in tourism, heritage and community initiatives.
Grants are available to support activities that will make a contribution to growing the rural economy, such as creating new jobs, growing businesses, increasing tourism and heritage visitors or providing new services in rural areas.
These grants will support a wide range of farm investments. They are particularly for businesses that want to invest in innovative business practices and new technologies to help them become more sustainable and productive.
Funds under this priority will be used to provide grants for developing or starting rural businesses and farm diversification projects.
The kinds of tourism business start-up and business development projects that are likely to attract funding will be those developing high quality visitor products and services that link tourism providers, extend the tourism season and encourage visitors to stay.
Projects should make a contribution to growing the local economy. They could include, the development of community buildings, public spaces, or cultural or tourism amenities.
They will create a sense of local identity through raised awareness of their importance; and/or helps protect cultural heritage features against damage and degradation.
More than 80% of England’s woods are privately owned. Funding under LEADER will aim to deliver permanent new supply chains and jobs that, at the same time, restore regular management to local woods and encourage a greater degree of added value to the timber output.