Cornwall Local Action

Local Action in Cornwall   2007 - 2013

Three Local Action Groups (Clay Country, East Cornwall and West Cornwall) followed the LEADER approach to deliver the 2007 – 2013 Rural Development for England (RDPE) programme.

The Groups achieved great success by providing over £7m of investments at grass roots level; creating jobs, supporting start up businesses, building community cohesion and capacity, offering training opportunities and improving rural services. In addition, nearly £3m of additional investment was attracted into the local communities. 

Local Action in Cornwall 2014-2020

Local Action Groups across Cornwall have developed their own Local Development Strategies (2015-2020).  The strategies describe what local people put forward as the big issues and include the proposed local solutions and priorities for change which were highlighted during the consultation period. The Local Development Strategies have since been submitted as bids for EU LEADER funding.  The bids have been approved in principle but final confirmation regarding the exact allocation of funds is yet to be provided.

To view the Local Development Stratagies for each of the Local Action Groups please click here

It is anticipated that funds will begin to be allocated to projects within Local Action Groups in September 2015.

The 4 Local Action Groups are:

West Cornwall Local Action Group Local  - For the far west of Cornwall including Lands End and the Lizard areas to Gwinear-Gwithian, and Budock. Including Hayle, Gwithian, Stithians, Mabe and all points west.

Coast to Coast Local Action Group  - From Camborne to Perranporth and Falmouth to St Goran, including towns of Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Lanner, Penryn, Falmouth, Truro and Grampound.

Atlantic and Moor Local Action Group Local Development Strategy - From Newquay to Launceston and Bude.

South and East Local Action Group Local Development Strategy From Summercourt to St Austell to Callington and Rame.

The Cornwall Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has indicated that 5% of the total EU Strategic Investment Framework allocation will be delivered through Community Led Local Development (that means Local Action) making it possible to invest across a broader range of activities and throughout 100% of Cornwall. 

By bidding to both the LEP Community-led programme and the Rural LEADER programme the LAGs in Cornwall are creating an innovative way of integrating and distributing investments from Europe.