Making it Local
Making it Local (MiL) is a community led European funding programme centred around the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs along with surrounding parishes and market towns. It follows on from the predecessor Making it Local programme that ran between 2008 -13. The programme has secured £1.46m funding from Defra which will now run to December 2020.
The emphasis of the next programme has shifted more towards growing the rural economy, therefore grants will be allocated to businesses and organisations that demonstrate they will help strengthen economic vitality within the MIL area. The following sectors will be covered in the next programme:
- Heritage & Culture
- Rural Services
A formal launch of the Making it Local programme will take place in April 2016 and the grant is open for applications now. The AONB Team (through Chris Woodruff) can advise on applications we we are keen to hear from businesses and organisations now who have an idea for a new project. See the Making it Local site website for details or call 01823 680626