Funding Call Summary

The PEAT CLLD Programme is encouraging applications for projects that bring new and previously innovative solutions to long term issues identified in the PEAT Local Development Strategy by funding a number of different ideas/concepts through a test and learn principle. Objective 5 is an Innovative Solutions Fund that will deliver a variety of programmes and comprises funding from the European Regional Development Fund.


Indicative Project Activities:

  • Targeted business support advice - business support officers working from local community hubs to support businesses within the CLLD boundaries, developing a peer support programme and signposting to wider business support provision, including the provision of small grants and focusing on workforce development, inclusive recruitment and in-work support.
  • Bespoke training packages - developing a bespoke toolbox for entrepreneurs covering marketing, accountancy, leadership skills etc. and delivering a series of training events on business basics with the aim of building confidence for self-employment and business creation. Materials held electronically to deliver a legacy package for future re-use.
  • Business network and supply chain programme - a series of networking and supply chain development events developed for new and existing business to encourage local trade.