Welcome to the Southern Oxfordshire LEADER website
The Southern Oxfordshire Local Action Group have successfully secured £1.5 million to help support rural communities in southern Oxfordshire. The funding will be used from Government and the EU to help revitalise and support rural businesses and communities in southern Oxfordshire between 2009 and 2013.
The funding will provide support to a wide range of projects and training for farmers, growers, foresters, food businesses and rural communities.
'The Southern Oxfordshire Local Development Strategy aims to develop thriving sustainable rural communities by improving the competitiveness of our agricultural and forestry sectors and by using our unique rural landscape and traditions as a foundation to provide appropriate local employment opportunities and address social exclusion.’ Southern Oxfordshire LEADER vision.
Five strategic themes (or priorities) for the Southern Oxfordshire area are outlined in the programme's local development strategy:
- encouraging enterprise and business innovation
- improving tourism in rural locations and enhancing heritage and landscape
- addressing social exclusion
- skills development in rural areas
- addressing climate change is a cross cutting theme
Southern Oxfordshire LEADER has now fully committed it's funding budget and all approved projects will complete by the end of June 2013. If you would like to know more about the future funding available through LEADER, we are having a final event on the 7th June 2013. If you would like to attend and for further details please contact Anna Wood at email@example.com To see examples of projects that have been funded by Southern Oxfordshire LEADER please have a look at the case studies.
Southern Oxfordshire LEADER will be holding it's Final Event on Friday 7 June 12.00pm to 2.30pm
(also with project tours from 9.30am to 12.00pm and/or 2.30pm to 5.00pm), at Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, OX10 7HH. For more details please see below link
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Featured case study
Pennyhooks Farm Craft Barn
A grant of £36,000 to build craft workshops & a small farm shop to be rented to the Pennyhooks Project for the creation of training & jobs for the current students with autism.