Shepway District Council is looking to secure European funding for a Folkestone Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme to operate from 2017 to 2022. Our stage 1 application has been successful and we have been invited to submit a full application by the end of January 2017. If successful, the programme will start later in 2017.
The full application requires evidence of the organisations that will deliver projects that address the needs and issues, so we need your help to secure this funding. The CLLD initiative is part funded by the ERDF and ESF programmes.
The Programme will focus on residents and businesses in a defined target area within Folkestone, as shown by the outer boundary on the map below.
The Programme will have three objectives and eight actions to address the key issues facing Folkestone
Action 1: Work experience and job preparation for young people
Action 2: Getting people back into work
Action 3: Promoting emotional and physical well-being
Action 4: Promoting financial wellbeing
Action 5: Promotion of social enterprise
Action 6: Support for business start-ups
Action 7: DIY Space /incubation
Action 8: Setting up and operating the Community Hub
If your charity, voluntary, residents or public sector organisation or business has projects or ideas that meet the programme’s objectives and actions, please
Complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form
Other documents that you might find useful are:
If we are successful in being awarded this programme, there will be other opportunities to apply for this funding. However, to secure the funding for this programme we need to hear from you now. Even if you only have a germ of an idea for a project please fill in the EOI as much as you can.
Expressions of Interest submitted by 16 December 2017 will be in a good position to access funds promptly when the programme starts.
If you would like any further information about the programme or help in completing the EOI form, please contact
- Katharine Harvey, Head of Economic Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Martin Almand, Citizens Trust, email@example.com
- Cllr David Monk, Leader,Shepway Council, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephen Shaw, East Folkestone Together residents association email@example.com
- Jon Wilson, Rainbow Centre, firstname.lastname@example.org