Past LEADER evaluation 2009 - 2013
Operating since 2009, the three LAGs were set up to deliver funding through the Rural Development Programme for England. This report also summarises the results from an evaluation survey conducted to capture the views and opinions from project applicants and local action group members about delivery and effectiveness of the programme.
In 2008 funding bids from each LAG were submitted to East of England Development Agency (EEDA), which was managing the programme at the time. The request was for funding through The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), funded by the European Union and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Funding is delivered through the LEADER Approach, which enlists the energy and resources of local people to form Local Action Groups who make decisions on how the funding is allocated in a specific geographic area. The Rural Development Programme is now in its fourth programming period, but this was the first time that Local Action Groups had been formed in these three areas.
To read more about the three areas of focus, and for the full evaluation please see attached the complete file.