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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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We are hiring!

If you are dynamic and feel passionate about rural development come and join our team! We are now recruiting for two positions: Full time Programme Manager Part time Claims & Compliance Officer Deadline for both positions is 12th July 2017.

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The Canal by Bike Project is rolling!

In August 2016, the Local Action Group (LAG) identified the potential to develop a LAG-led project focusing on one of the area’s key assets, the Forth and Clyde Canal. This strategic route cuts through all three local authority areas in the LEADER area (East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk) and is one of three routes (along with the John Muir Way and Antonine Wall) that define the area and its natural and post-industrial heritage. The Canal by Bike project is

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Dunipace’s Herbertshire Castle Park awarded £12,600

We have now awarded funding to eight projects since we launched at the end of 2015. This is the second feasibility study granted money from Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Programme from our main fund. This project will allow for the creation of a Master Plan & Feasibility Study for the Herbertshire Castle Park, known locally as the Gala Park in Dunipace, Denny. The park is owned and managed by Falkirk Council with active support from Community Green Initiative (CGI).

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Meet your Local LEADER Team

Do you have an idea that fits with one of our key themes? Heritage, tourism and leisure Community services and facilities Local business and employment If so, why not drop  in and pay us a visit at Milton of Campsie Village Hall on Wednesday 26 April 2017 between 4-7pm to discuss your project with us. We will be organising a few more events this year so keep an eye on this space. If you cannot make it and have an

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Our own KVFLEADER video is now out!

We have made a small video, hope you like it!

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Where is the snow @KVFLEADER?

While you wait for the snow to arrive…read our Winter newsletter here!

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Meet the #KVFLEADER team in person

The #KVFLEADER team will be attending three FREE events in the next few months: BUSINESS BREAKFAST: IMPROVING FARM PROFITABILITY organised by Falkirk Business Hub and The Royal Bank of Scotland. There will be a Q&A panel from the speakers and Emma McMullen, our Project Manager, will be there as well to give more information on our farm diversification fund. Thursday 16th February from 8am-9:30am. For more information and to register, please click here. THE GATHERING 2017 the UK’s biggest third

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Watch this great video showcasing previous projects funded by LEADER

The Scottish Rural Network have produced a series of short films showcasing just some of the fantastic projects that received funding in the 2007-13 LEADER programme. Go to their Vimeo Channel to watch them.

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Kilsyth farm to offer off-grid eco holidays

Based on a 1600 acre farm rearing beef and sheep, in the Kilsyth Hills, Ashley and Duncan MacGregor plan to create 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 50% funding from KVF LEADER’s farm diversification fund, allowing Burnhead farm to materialise an innovative project for the area. The bothy is one bedroom

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Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Local Action Group is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community LEADER 2014 – 2020 Programme