Ballyhoura Development CLG will operate open and targeted calls from January 2nd 2017.

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Call 1 – Environmentally Sustainable Communities

Call 2 – Technical Feasibility Studies

Call 3 – Community Services & Facilities

Call 4 – Community Economic Infrastructure & Services

 

Call 1 – Environmentally Sustainable Communities

Call Overview:

The following call information for funding for Environmentally Sustainable Communities should be read in conjunction with Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this document, where the detail of the LEADER programme is outlined.

Call Type:

Open Call

Timeline:

Expressions of Interest Open January 1st 2017
Expressions of Interest will be assessed on an ongoing basis and Full Applications invited from those Expressions of Interest deemed eligible.

LDS Theme

Rural Environment

LDS Sub Themes:

7. Protection & Sustainable Use of Water Resources

8. Development of Renewable Energy

9. Protection & Improvement of Local Biodiversity

LDS Objectives:

7. To build the capacity of local individuals, communities and business, to innovate and enable effective, efficient, financially viable and socially acceptable ways to manage water resources in the LDS area between 2015-2020, including participating in public, private and community collaborative structures.
8. To improve the knowledge base for, awareness of and community innovation and activity in conservation, restoration, protection and sustainable use, and management of biodiversity and ecosystem services across the LDS area between 2015-2020.
9. To build community and business capacity to invest in research, development, testing and deployment of renewable energy and conservation technologies, to minimise the impact of climate change, reduce emissions, reduce carbon footprint and reduce fuel poverty in the LDS area between 2015-2020, without negatively impacting upon the environment.

Open Call Allocation:

€ 65,303

Maximum Funding:

€ 200,000 per project

Minimum Funding:

€ 5,000 per project

Rate of Aid:

Training up to 100%/Capital up to 75%

Target Geographic Area:

All communities in the Ballyhoura Development area of North Cork.

20% of the 2017 Call funding will be ring fenced for projects that are deemed high quality, in line with the scoring criteria from the following communities, that have demonstrated less capacity in the past to access LEADER funding: Ballindangan; Knockadea (including Knockanevin & TO Park); Ballyhea; Churchtown; Newtownshandrum.

 

Call 2 – Technical Feasibility Studies

Call Overview:

The following call information for funding for Technical Feasibility Studies should be read in conjunction with Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this document, where the detail of the LEADER programme is outlined.

Call Type:

Open Call

Timeline:

Expressions of Interest Open January 1st 2017
Expressions of Interest will be assessed on an ongoing basis and Full Applications invited from those Expressions of Interest deemed eligible.

LDS Theme

1. Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

2. Social Inclusion

3. Rural Environment

LDS Sub Themes:

1. Rural Tourism

2. Enterprise Development

3. Rural Towns

4. Broadband

5. Basic Services Targeted at Hard to Reach Communities

6. Rural Youth

7. Protection & Sustainable Use of Water Resources

8. Development of Renewable Energy

9. Protection & Improvement of Local Biodiversity

LDS Objectives:

1. To support and build community and business capacity to invest in and optimise outcomes from recreation, environment, food, heritage, and cultural development, to generate jobs for residents, revenues for business and income through increased visitor numbers to the LDS area across 2015-2020.

2. To support community and individual entrepreneurial capacity to strengthen innovation, production, distribution knowledge, infrastructure and networks, to sustain and grow employment in the LDS area across 2015-2020.
3. To animate and develop the distinctive human, social, environment, built character, and commercial activity of rural towns and villages, across the LDS area between 2015 and 2020, as centres of the wider economic and social hinterlands. To create attractive centres for living, leisure, service, business and employment.

4. To build community, business and individual knowledge and capacity, through improved access to, and understanding of, the opportunities and innovations presented by faster broadband, and increase uptake and usage to optimise the social, economic and employment benefits from broadband investment in to the LDS area across 2015-2020.

5. To build the capacity of individuals and communities living in the LDS area, to sustain and improve their quality of life, through supporting them to provide increased and improved services (social, recreational, retail and financial), and educational, cultural and artistic activities across 2015-2020.

6. To strengthen the capacity of young people, youth, and
community organisations across the LDS area between 2015-2020, through innovative programming, engagement, participation and partnership, across local community, social, environment and economic development activities.

7. To build the capacity of local individuals, communities and business, to innovate and enable effective, efficient, financially viable, and socially acceptable ways to manage water resources in the LDS area between 2015-2020, including participating in public, private and community collaborative structures.

8. To improve the knowledge base for, awareness of, and community innovation and activity, in conservation, restoration, protection, and sustainable use and management of biodiversity and ecosystem services across the LDS area between 2015-2020.

9. To build community and business capacity to invest in research, development, testing and deployment of renewable energy and conservation technologies, to minimise the impact of climate change, reduce emissions, reduce carbon footprint and reduce fuel poverty in the LDS area between 2015-2020, without negatively impacting upon the environment.

Open Call Allocation:

€ 40,000

Maximum Funding:

€ 30,000 per project

Minimum Funding:

€ 5,000 per project

Rate of Aid:

Community up to 90% / Private up to 75%

Target Geographic Area:

All communities in the Ballyhoura Development area of North Cork.

 

Call 3 – Community Services & Facilities

Call Overview:

The following call information for funding for Technical Feasibility Studies should be read in conjunction with Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this document, where the detail of the LEADER programme is outlined.

Call Type:

Closed Call

Timeline:

Expressions of Interest Open Monday January 2nd 2017
Expressions in Interest Close Monday February 27th 2017
Full Applications will be invited from those Expressions of Interest deemed eligible. The Full Application deadline will be Monday July 31st.

LDS Theme

1. Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

2. Social Inclusion

3. Rural Environment

LDS Sub Themes:

 

3. Rural Towns

4. Broadband

5. Basic Services Targeted at Hard to Reach Communities

6. Rural Youth

9. Protection & Improvement of Local Biodiversity

LDS Objectives:

3. To animate and develop the distinctive human, social, environment, built character, and commercial activity of rural towns and villages, across the LDS area between 2015 and 2020, as centres of the wider economic and social hinterlands. To create attractive centres for living, leisure, service, business and employment.

4. To build community, business and individual knowledge and capacity, through improved access to, and understanding of, the opportunities and innovations presented by faster broadband, and increase uptake and usage to optimise the social, economic and employment benefits from broadband investment in to the LDS area across 2015-2020.

5. To build the capacity of individuals and communities living in the LDS area, to sustain and improve their quality of life, through supporting them to provide increased and improved services (social, recreational, retail and financial), and educational, cultural and artistic activities across 2015-2020.

6. To strengthen the capacity of young people, youth, and
community organisations across the LDS area between 2015-2020, through innovative programming, engagement, participation and partnership, across local community, social, environment and economic development activities.

9. To build community and business capacity to invest in research, development, testing and deployment of renewable energy and conservation technologies, to minimise the impact of climate change, reduce emissions, reduce carbon footprint and reduce fuel poverty in the LDS area between 2015-2020, without negatively impacting upon the environment.

Open Call Allocation:

€ 152,373

Maximum Funding:

€ 152,373 per project

Minimum Funding:

€ 5,000 per project

Rate of Aid:

Training up to 100% / Capital up to 75%

Target Geographic Area:

All communities in the Ballyhoura Development area of North Cork.

20% of the 2017 Call funding will be ring fenced for projects that are deemed high quality, in line with the scoring criteria from the following communities, that have demonstrated less capacity in the past to access LEADER funding: Ballindangan; Knockadea (including Knockanevin & TO Park); Ballyhea; Churchtown; Newtownshandrum

 

Call 4 – Community Economic Infrastructure & Services

Call Overview:

The following call information for funding for Technical Feasibility Studies should be read in conjunction with Section 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this document, where the detail of the LEADER programme is outlined.

Call Type:

Closed Call

Timeline:

Expressions of Interest Open Monday January 2nd 2017
Expressions in Interest Close Monday February 27th 2017
Full Applications will be invited from those Expressions of Interest deemed eligible. The Full Application deadline will be Monday July 31st.

LDS Theme

1. Rural Tourism

2. Enterprise Development

 

LDS Sub Themes:

 1. Rural Tourism

2. Enterprise Development

3. Rural Towns

4. Broadband

9. Protection & Improvement of Local Biodiversity

LDS Objectives:

1. To support and build community and business capacity, to invest in and optimise outcomes from recreation, environment, food, heritage and cultural development, to generate jobs for residents, revenues for business and income through increased visitor numbers to the LDS area across 2015-2020.

2. To support community and individual entrepreneurial capacity, to strengthen innovation, production, distribution knowledge, infrastructure and networks, to sustain and grow employment in the LDS area across 2015- 2020.

3. To animate and develop the distinctive human, social, environment, built character, and commercial activity of rural towns and villages, across the LDS area between 2015 and 2020, as centres of the wider economic and social hinterlands. To create attractive centres for living, leisure, service, business and employment.

4. To build community, business and individual knowledge and capacity, through improved access to, and understanding of, the opportunities and innovations presented by faster broadband, and increase uptake and usage to optimise the social, economic and employment benefits from broadband investment in to the LDS area across 2015-2020.

 

9. To build community and business capacity to invest in research, development, testing and deployment of renewable energy and conservation technologies, to minimise the impact of climate change, reduce emissions, reduce carbon footprint and reduce fuel poverty in the LDS area between 2015-2020, without negatively impacting upon the environment.

Open Call Allocation:

€ 217,095

Maximum Funding:

€ 200,000 per project

Minimum Funding:

€ 5,000 per project

Rate of Aid:

Training up to 100% / Capital up to 75% /Economic/Commercial Activity 50%

Target Geographic Area:

All communities in the Ballyhoura Development area of North Cork.

20% of the 2017 Call funding will be ring fenced for projects that are deemed high quality, in line with the scoring criteria from the following communities, that have demonstrated less capacity in the past to access LEADER funding: Ballindangan; Knockadea (including Knockanevin & TO Park); Ballyhea; Churchtown; Newtownshandrum.