Dartmoor’s economy set for boost as the DR Company open up applications for £2 million of Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund.
The DR Company in Okehampton is inviting businesses and community projects to apply for money from the Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund (GD LEAF) 2015-2020. The DR Company has £2 million of funding for allocation in the Greater Dartmoor LEAF area. GD LEAF is a partnership originally set up in 2008 to invest in economic, environmental and community based projects to encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the Greater Dartmoor area. Applications are now open for projects which create jobs and help the rural economy grow, in farming, forestry, enterprise, tourism, rural services, and cultural/ heritage activities and eligible locations include the Ashburton area. To apply or for details see http://drcompany.co.uk/gdleaf .
The DR Company successfully ran the previous GD LEAF which ran from 2008-2013 allocating a further £2 million to the Greater Dartmoor area. Funding is now available to eligible applicants from the 2015-2020 programme. GD LEAF will remain open while funds are available.
"The DR Company are delighted to be working with Greater Dartmoor LEAF to get this much needed funding out to local businesses", explains Managing Director Liz Abell. "The GD LEAF is an established partnership of local people who care about Dartmoor and the surrounding area and are actively involved in its development. We set up our local strategy based on an intensive period of consultation to establish up to date priorities and identify key themes that matter to local people, so that it could meet its objectives of creating jobs and boosting the rural economy."