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Tips offered on rural Swansea grant bids of up to £10k

Swansea Council's Rural Development Partnership is offering grants of up to £10,000 to innovative community-led projects that would boost the county's rural areas.

Three Cliffs Bay view from Penmaen

Three Cliffs Bay view from Penmaen
And those interested can find out how to submit strong applications by joining one of two free webinars being run over the next month.

Andrew Stevens, the council's cabinet member for business improvement and performance, said: "This a fantastic opportunity for those who have an idea they want to put into practice but need some assistance to get it started.

"Alternatively, it may be a plan to help get off the ground with a project to recover from Covid19 in our rural areas.

"We're looking for projects to help with the recovery and sustainability of rural Swansea.

"It's another example of the council being here for Swansea and all its communities. Our rural areas - as places to live, work, grow businesses and enjoy quality free time - are vital to the local economy."

This project has received funding through LEADER, part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The grant is administered by the Swansea RDP Local Action Group through the council.

The current funding window is aimed at Fast Track applications with grants of up to £10,000.

All projects must supply at least 30% match funding of the total project costs. Each must have a One Planet outlook, embodying sustainability and community resilience. One Planet is a useful tool to measure our impact on the Earth. It highlights our supply of nature and our demands on it.

Swansea Rural Development Funding Webinar: 1st September from 5-6pm and 16th September from 5-6.30pm. To book a free place email:  

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