Reducing the cost of renovation works for households lacking essential energy services by bringing together local resources, including people’s skills and time. This is the winning initiative of the 2019 Rural Inspiration Awards in the 'Social Inclusion' category.
Projects & Practice
A family business, with a long-standing tradition of producing denim clothing, used support from the LEADER measure to establish a modern workshop and increase its share in domestic and international markets.
RDP support enabled a family farm to improve the quality of the organic wine they produce by financing the purchase of new equipment.
A young female farmer used RDP support to set up a traditional backing oven and start selling organic bread in the local area.
Three French municipalities used EAFRD support to transform a former railway line into a leisure path for walking, cycling and horse riding.
A winemaking cooperative in France’s Jura region used EAFRD funding to develop a bio-purification system for managing waste in an environmentally sustainable way.
A French region developed its own brand that capitalises on its culinary tradition, as well as the diversity and quality of its local produce.