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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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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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