The CLLD programme is jointly funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Growth Programme 2014-2020.
About the CLLD Programme
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership identified Community Led Local Development as a way of delivering funding to the most deprived areas of Cornwall as part of the wider ‘European Union Growth Programme’. Cornwall Development Company (CDC) manages the programme on behalf of the four Local Action Groups (LAGs). The programme runs until December 2022, with all delivery having taken place by June 2022.
The CLLD programme is based on four guiding principles:
• Being ‘bottom-up’ and targeted at local areas of greatest need
• Being about finding novel ways of addressing local challenges and opportunities
• Being guided by Local Development Strategies and led by Local Action Groups
• Bringing together different types of activity in different sectors in a coordinated way.
CLLD funded activity includes support for skills development, initiatives to tackle personal financial management, self-esteem, preparation to move towards work, access to employment, training, sector development, IT solutions, new transport ideas, support for social enterprise, local business growth and innovative economic development activity tailored to the local area and each target community’s need.
CLLD seeks to encourage new ideas: new techniques, new technologies, new knowledge, new approaches – as well as apply existing ideas in new geographical areas. The programme sets out to address the big issues in specific areas in relation to employment, skills and work using a fresh approach.
• Creating more jobs locally
• Helping businesses stay viable
• Helping businesses to grow
• Helping people to start a business
• Supporting people to get the skills they need to access jobs
• Helping build confidence to get individuals into training
• Opportunities for young people to find training and work locally
• Helping develop skills, qualifications and careers once employed
There is currently an information only website: www.communityledcornwall.co.uk
The project is now operational and we are seeking full design, development, hosting, implementation, maintenance, security and management of a new CLLD website to raise the profile of the programme; attract eligible project applicants to deliver projects in the core and functional areas, and to raise awareness of CLLD to potential beneficiaries within the core areas.