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Rural conversion grant programme

  1. 1. Cymraeg | Jump to content | Text Only | Change font size A A ADigital Services: News feeds | Mobile | DigiTVHome A-Z of Services Online Services Council and Democracy Media ContactUs Rural Development PlanYou are in: Home Tidy Towns Initiative > Business Collaborative Communities > Community Regeneration & GrantsDigital Inclusion > Current CCC Programmes Communities First Deprived Area Fund Western Valleys Strategic Regeneration Area Rural Conversion Grant Programme Local Action Group (L.A.G.) L.A.G. NewsletterPage last updated on 28/10/2010Rural Conversion Grant ProgrammeCarmarthenshire County Council has introduced a Rural Conversion Grant (RCG),which will provide assistance to micro businesses for the conversion of redundantrural buildings into business use where either new jobs are created or existing jobsare safeguarded.The RCG is funded through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development(EAFRD), the Welsh Assembly Government’s Rural Development Plan and supportedby Carmarthenshire County Council.Assessment Criteria & PrioritiesApplicants should note that the County Council will be assessing the project againstvarious criteria as follows:- Number of new permanent jobs created. Number of jobs safeguarded. Number of buildings improved. Value for money – based on the percentage of grant requested in relation to the overall eligible project cost.Priority will be given to applications that will provide tangible benefits to the localeconomy in terms of quantity and quality of direct jobs created and the grant will beconditional of this.EligibilityApplications can be submitted by individuals, partnerships, small limited companies,co-operatives, charitable trusts and voluntary organisationsThe building to be developed must be situated in the RDP Area (insert link here tomap / list of eligible wards overleaf)The grant is directed to micro businesses. Micro businesses are defined as businesseswhich employ less than 10 full time equivalent staff and have a turnover and balance
  2. 2. sheet of less than 2 million euros.Grants for works to property will only be available to owners of the freehold interestin the property or to lessees holding a lease that has a minimum of fifteen yearsremaining at the anticipated grant payment date and who have secured theirlandlord’s written consent to the proposed worksThe grant is not available for the conversion or refurbishment of redundant buildingsfor residential, tourism, agricultural or horticultural purposes.Ineligible works include:- pure refurbishment where the use of a building will not bechanged; routine repair and maintenance works; works relating to health and safetyrequirements; statutory works; purchase costs; substantial demolition; softlandscaping; mobile equipment – please clarify with the County Council; works whichhave already commenced.The GrantApplicants will be required to demonstrate the need for assistance. Where such acase has been accepted, applicants should apply for the minimum contributionnecessary to bring the project to fruition. The grant will be either based on £20,000per job created or 50% of the eligible project costs, which ever is the lesser figure.This grant cannot be match funded by other County Council funding.How to Apply?For further details and a Part 1 Application Form please contact:Mike BullPhysical Regeneration Project OfficerCarmarthenshire County CouncilRural Business Development CentreNant Y CiCarmarthenCarmarthenshire, SA33 5DRTel: 01267 242338 email: WardsRDP Area.pdf (3.98 MB)Download HelpAbergwiliCarmarthen Town NorthCarmarthen Town SouthCarmarthen Town WestCenarthCilycwmCynwyl ElfedCynwyl GaeoLaugharne TownshipLlanboidyLlanddarogLlandeiloLlandoveryLlanegwadLlanfihangel AberbythychLlanfihangel-ar-Arth
  3. 3. LlangadogLlangelerLlangunnorLlangyndeyrnLlansteffanLlanybydderManordeilo and SalemSt. ClearsSt. IshmaelTrelechWhitlandContact DetailsMike BullPhysical Regeneration Project OfficerCarmarthenshire County CouncilRural Business Development CentreNant Y CiCarmarthenCarmarthenshire, SA33 5DRTel: 01267 242338Email contact detailsUseful DocumentsRDP Area Eligible WardsTo view the PDFs on this site you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Useful LinksWelsh Assembly GovernmentCarmarthenshire County Council is not responsible for the content of externalwebsitesComment on this page Share |Copyright | Privacy Notice | Feedback | Web StatisticsCarmarthenshire County Council, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP | Tel: 01267234567 |