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We are Recruiting for Additional Members for our Local Action Group (LAG)

The Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER programme launched in autumn 2015.  The programme is managed by a Local Action Group (LAG) and we are currently recruiting for new LAG members to enhance our Board.  We are looking for people with experience of economic and/or community development in rural parts of East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk.  A map of the LEADER area is available on our home page.

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Farm Diversification Event

The Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Programme has grant funding of up to £25,000 available for farm diversification projects which are located in our eligible area.  We can fund up to 50% of eligible costs.  Come along to our farm diversification event at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 18th May (6:45-9pm) to find out more information on what we will fund and how to apply. We will have presentations from SRUC and two local diversification projects from 7pm

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Local Information Sessions on Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Programme 2014-2020

We are holding local information sessions in each local authority area in April/May.  This is a drop-in event where you will be able to find out about our Programme and how to apply.  There will be other local funding organisations in attendance.  There is no booking or registration for the event, just turn up on the day. Falkirk Area: Date: Thursday 21st April Time: 4pm-7pm Venue: Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Camelon East Dunbartonshire Area: Date: Wednesday 27th April Time: 4pm-7pm Venue: Campsie

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2016 Provisional Funding Deadlines Announced…

Following delays in the issue of guidance and application forms from the Scottish Government, we have been unable to launch for full applications in January as expected. We have now set a provisional timetable for application deadlines for 2016 as follows: Wednesday 11th May Wednesday 3rd August Wednesday 26th October Application forms and guidance will be released to applicants with successful EOIs as soon as these are available.

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The Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Programme is now Live…

The Programme officially launched on 29 October at Colzium House in Kilsyth. Over 70 attendees filled a packed hall to find out about how the £2.8m fund will support economic and community development in rural parts of Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire. Find out more by viewing the presentation here: Launch event presentation.

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