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Spring 2019 enews

Our Spring 2019 e-news is out – read it here! We have now committed all our available funds (and more) to 37 projects within the Kelvin Valley LEADER area. This is made up of our original grant allocation of £2,118,300, plus an extra 5% of funds earmarked for programme administration, that we calculated would not be needed for this purpose. This brings our total grant funding for local projects to £2,271,053.  Our grants have levered in an additional £2.8 million

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KVF Crowdfunding Events

Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER are delighted to be partnering with Crowdfunder UK to deliver a series of events introducing Crowdfunding, accompanied by one-to-one expert coaching (for those in the eligible LEADER areas). The initial 4 introductory events are scheduled and anyone can attend (whatever area you live or work in) to find out more about what crowdfunding is and how to get started on your crowdfunding journey. The coaches will also be on hand for a chat about your

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Crowdfund Scotland

Crowdfunder to launch Crowdfund Scotland The UK’s #1 rewards crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder, with the support of nine Scottish LEADER areas, has announced a partnership to help crowdfunding projects across Scotland turn their most innovative ideas into reality. The two year Crowdfund Scotland programme will provide coaching and support for projects in nine participating LEADER areas: Forth Valley and Lomond, Fife, Scottish Borders, Rural Perth and Kinross, Tyne  Esk, West Lothian, Kelvin Valley and Falkirk, Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and Lanarkshire.

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We are hiring!

If you are a dynamic individual and feel passionate about rural development come and join our team! We are now recruiting for a Full Time Development Officer Deadline is 13th April 2018.

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Funding for Rural Enterprise & Farm Diversification

***NEW DATE 29TH MARCH***   Do you have an innovative idea for a rural business or for a farm diversification project? This FREE event is aimed at individuals or new and existing/expanding businesses based in and around the Kilsyth, Croy, Banton and Queenzieburn areas of North Lanarkshire. Setting up a farm diversification is a good way to protect the future of your business with an extra income stream and gain a range of benefits which you don’t often find in

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Farm Diversification Fund – Watch our Video

Based on a 1600 acre farm rearing beef and sheep, in the Kilsyth Hills, Ashley and Duncan MacGregor crated a high quality bespoke eco-friendly boutique style holiday accommodation. The accommodation is made in Scotland by an award winning designer and they are built in pods which are then joined together on site. The project received funding from KVF LEADER’s farm diversification fund, allowing Burnhead farm to materialise an innovative project for the area. To find out more about the Farm

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Kersebrock Glamping Kabins Secures Support from KVF LEADER

Kerse Brock Farm, a 250 acre arable farm, located just off Moss Road, Falkirk, is owned by John and Alexandra Watson. Working in such a tough economic environment with manufacturers leveraging cheap internationally commodities and squeezing farm prices, The Watson’s have decided to diversify. John said: “We are a local family business who have lived and worked in the area for 40+ years and we are passionate about supporting local business and tourism in the area. “The Kerse Brock Glamping

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Canal by Bike Feasibility Study – Executive Summary

The Canal by Bike feasibility study is now complete and a copy of the Executive Summary is available to download here. If you want to see a copy of the longer version, please email us on info@kvfleader.org.uk. Watch this space for more news about this project!

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