Lindsey Action Zone has been awarded Â£2m to support project applications for rural development through the LEADER (*) approach until 2013.LAZ LEADER RDPE funding is a European Union initiative delivered through Defra and emda. Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, West Lindsey District Council also contribute financially to the programme.
In 2007, Lincolnshire County Council worked with local residents and organisations to form a partnership now known as the Lindsey Action Zone (LAZ) Local Action Group (LAG) to bid for funding from the East Midlands Development Agency.
The LAG developed a Local Development Strategy (LDS) and is now working to implement that strategy by instigating and supporting projects that may be eligible to apply for funding through the new LEADER Approach element of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
The LAZ Local Action Group’s vision is that:
“The Lindsey Action Zone recognises the importance of sustaining and developing an improved quality of life for its residents and visitors through encouraging economic and social development that recognises and works in harmony with the deeply rural character of the Lindsey area. It aims to maintain and enhance this vision into the future, particularly in identifying and tackling the effects of rural isolation and lagging neighbourhoods. It will enable the area to achieve its potential and become:
- Increasingly self-sufficient
- an area renowned for high quality
- well known for its local character and special features
- sustainably developed
- “a welcoming and attractive place to live, work, invest and visit”
Click here to visit the Lindsey Action Zone website