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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 2:07pm
Become a Volunteer at Donington le Heath Manor House

This May, Donnington le Heath Manor House will be reopening as a fully furnished family home from the early 17th century and we are looking for volunteers to join our team as either House Interpreters or Gardening volunteers.

More information about the roles can be found at http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/jobs-and-volunteering/volunteering/volunteer-with-leicestershire-county-council.

In April we will be holding introduction sessions for the public at the Manor House for both of these volunteering opportunities. This is a chance to meet the Heritage experts and find out more about the house, its grounds and the roles.

The House interpreter volunteer registration will be on Wednesday 6th April at 10am- 12 noon.

The Heritage Garden Volunteer Registration will be on Sunday 24th of April 2-4pm

See the attached poster for information on how to register and for more information.

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:03am
Rural Planning Review: Call for Evidence

The Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have published a Call For Evidence. It seeks evidence on how the planning system can better support rural life and invites ideas about how the planning system could further support sustainable rural life and businesses.

The call for evidence provides the opportunity for those with an interest in rural areas, especially farmers and other businesses operating in rural areas, to tell government how the planning system is working in rural areas and how it could be improved.

For more information, please see the government website - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/rural-planning-review-call-for-evidence

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 1:43pm
Woodland Creation Capital Grant

The Woodland Creation Capital Grant is now open for applications.

It offers farmers and other land managers up to £6,800 per hectare to plant and protect young trees plus £200 per ha (for ten years) maintenance support for eligible schemes.

Applications should be submitted to Natural England by 31 March 2016 (although applicants must request a map from Natural England by 24 March 2016).

For more information, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/countryside-stewardship-woodland-creation-grant-manual-2016

Healthy Workplaces Programme
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 9:55am
Healthy Workplaces Programme

Leicestershire businesses that would like to increase productivity and boost their bottom line, by looking after the health and wellbeing of their employees, can benefit from a fully funded programme worth over £4000.

Over the past three years the programme, which is delivered by The Fit For Work Team and funded by Leicestershire County Council, has helped more than 60 local businesses enhance their business reputation, retain their most talented staff, and save up to £40,000.

If you would like to find out more about the programme, please contact Andrew Harris Andrew.harris@fitforworkteam.org or call 07816681281

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 1:10pm
East Leicestershire LEADER - Now Open for Business

East Leicestershire LEADER is now open for business. Until midday on Monday 29th Feb, small and micro businesses and some community groups can apply for funding from the East Leicestershire LEADER programme.

In this call, the programme is looking to fund projects which create jobs and help to grow the economy in one of the following 3 Local Priority areas:

Local Priority 1: Well connected and innovative land-based businesses supported to improve their productivity and exploit diversification opportunities.

Local Priority 2: A growing food and drink sector producing and promoting high quality local foods.

Local Priority 5: Active and inclusive communities that are able to help provide local services.

Grants of between £2,500 and £35,000 are available to fund up to 40% of the eligible costs of a project. This is a competitive process and not all eligible projects will receive funding.

For further information, please see the East Leicestershire LEADER web pages or call 0116 305 9010.

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 9:54am
Space Solutions for Precision Farming

January 26th 2016
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus

"to Boldly Grow" - A FREE one day workshop to explore the state-of-the-art in satellite and geospatial technology for the farming industry.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone involved in farming or with interests in rural matters such as: land owners; policy matters; crop development companies; food and drink companies; environmental organisations & equipment makers.

For more details and to book a place visit the events page at www.grace.ac.uk

to Boldly Grow Workshop (PNG, 608 Kb, 503x723)
Tue, 15 Dec 2015 2:26pm
LEADER funding in Hinckley and Bosworth Borough - still time to apply!

Small and Micro-businesses can still apply for funding from the North Warwickshire and Hinckley and Bosworth LEADER Scheme.

The programme is open to farmers, growers, foresters, community groups and local micro and small businesses in rural parts of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough. Projects must be delivered within the LEADER geography and support the local rural economy by creating new jobs or increasing the number of visitors to the area.

The North Warwickshire and Hinckley and Bosworth LEADER Programme is now open for applications under three priorities:

- Micro and small enterprise, including farm diversification
- Farming Productivity
- Forestry Productivity

The deadline for Outline Applications is 4th January 2016. Interested persons are required to contact the North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth LEADER Programme Team to discuss their project ideas before completing an application form.

For more information and contact details, please see the North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth LEADER website - https://www.northwarks.gov.uk/erh/site/index.php

North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth LEADER Programme - Now Open for Business
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 9:25am
North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth LEADER Programme - Now Open for Business

North Warwickshire District Council and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have together secured £1.416 million of European funding through the LEADER Programme (2015-2019). LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

The money will be allocated to businesses, groups or organisations that can demonstrate a benefit to the local rural economy. To be successful, applications must contribute to the creation of jobs or the development of businesses in the rural areas.

The first call for applications is now open

This call is for projects from farmers, foresters and small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The deadline for outline applications in this first round is the 4 January 2016. Further applications to deliver projects relating to rural services, tourism, cultural and heritage activities will be invited from next year.

To discuss a potential project idea or to receive an outline application form, contact the LEADER Programme Team at North Warwickshire Borough Council, on 01827 719356 or email leaderproject@northwarks.gov.uk Alternatively visit the Facebook page at: /NWHBLEADER

Hinckley and Bosworth Rural Conference
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 9:16am
Hinckley and Bosworth Rural Conference

1st December 2015, 10.00am – 3.30pm, Bosworth Hall, Market Bosworth

This is the inaugural annual rural conference for the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth, which will focus on the key challenges and priorities for rural localities, creating a forum for sharing, learning and planning, to inform an annual rural work programme, within the context of an agreed Rural Strategy.

The programme for the event will focus around a number of high level priorities for the Borough:

  • Access to services and facilities
  • A Responsive and Enabling Planning and Policy Framework
  • Rural Housing Delivery
  • Countryside & Environment Protection and Enhancement
  • Economy and Enterprise
  • Community Safety, Empowerment and Action

Please see the attached flyer for more details on the issues to be covered at the event.

To book your free place, please contact Edwina Grant, Strategic & Community Planning Officer, Edwina.grant@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk Tel 01455 255629. Please specify any specific dietary or access needs.

Please note there will be ample space for those wishing to present an exhibition stand/table. Please confirm requirements with Edwina as soon as possible, and no later than one week prior to the event.

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 4:15pm
East Leicestershire LEADER Funding - Current Call Closing Soon

We are now over half way through the first call for East Leicestershire LEADER funding. Apply Now!

If you are a micro-business or a small tourism business in the East Leicestershire LEADER area, you can now apply for between £2,500 - £35,000 to grow your business and support jobs and the local economy. To find out more about this call for funding, please visit our open calls page. This call closes on 29th November 2015.

There will be further opportunities to apply between now and 2020. Please see our funding timetable for more details.

East Leicestershire LEADER is a European funding stream aimed at creating growth and jobs in the rural economy. Funding for each of the following 6 LEADER priorities will be made available at different times throughout the LEADER programme:

  • support businesses with less than 50 employees
  • support farm diversification
  • boost rural tourism
  • increase farm productivity
  • increase forestry productivity
  • provide rural services
  • provide cultural and heritage activities

To find out more about the East Leicestershire LEADER programme, including to check if you are in an eligible location, visit east-leicestershire-leader.html. Alternatively, you can contact the East Leicestershire LEADER team at eastleicestershireleader@leics.gov.uk or 0116 305 62 98. Twitter users can stay up to date with the programme by following @EastLeicsLEADER.

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