Loddon and Test RDPE LEADER Programme has now launched its Community Grant Programmes! We invite you to browse our brand new interactive website www.ruralfunding.co.uk1 and explore our two Grant Programmes aimed at communities, social enterprises, charities and local groups. Find out if you are eligible online and send in a Project Enquiry, we will give you free feedback to help you decide if this is the right programme for you. We want to help rural communities develop initiatives to alleviate some of the difficulties they face, particularly the lack of access to services and the provision of infrastructure. Projects should make a contribution to growing the local economy and could include development of community buildings, public spaces, or cultural and tourism amenities.
We also want to promote, enhance and maintain cultural heritage, assets and events where they develop growth in the visitor economy. We want to create a sense of local identity through raising awareness and help protect cultural heritage features against damage and degradation. A minimum of 20% match funding is required, although in exceptional circumstances we may omit the need for match funding.