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Forum to meet funders for community projects
Thursday, 17 October 2013
East Devon and Blackdown Hills funding programme Making it Local will host a free forum and funding fair d at Deer Park Hotel, Buckerell, on Tuesday October 22nd from 6pm to 9pm.
Project development worker Kate Tobin said: “We will be looking back at the range of projects funded by Making it Local since 2009, as well as consulting on priorities for the future.
“We will be joined by Nick Ames, managing director of Dunkeswell firm Supacat, and a board member of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, who will be talking about the responsibilities of this new body.
“We have invited a broad range of funders and advisors, so it’s a great chance to meet funders face to face to discuss ideas for community projects or rural businesses.”
The event is free but booking is essential by emailing email@example.com or ringing 01823 680626.
Making it Local was set to close in December this year, but has managed to secure an extension, giving time to prepare and submit a bid for another tranche of EU funding for 2015-2020.
Making it Local has funded 75 different projects between 2009 and 2013 and contributed £1.39million to the local economy.
It uses the outstanding landscapes and local skills within and around the East Devon and Blackdown Hills AONBsas a springboard for sustainable development. Decisions are made locally by a local action group which has community, business and local authority membership.
The programme is funded from the EU, Defra and Leader.It aims to use the outstanding landscapes and local skills as a springboard for healthier and lasting development.Decisions are made locally by a Local Action Group which has community, business and local authority membership.
More information is available online at www.makingitlocal.org.uk
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