Projects & Practice
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
A newspaper offered training and mentoring, so that local people could become correspondents and give visibility to the daily life of small rural communities.
At a time when news reporting is often controlled by a few, large media channels, a LEADER project gave voice to small local communities.
Previously uncultivated and overgrown agricultural land was restored and was used to set up a new competitive and sustainable business.
In Sweden, local non-profit associations, encouraged and supported by the public sector, are carrying out the building of broadband infrastructure in the countryside.
An on-demand local bus service, ‘Bwcabus’, tailored to the needs of rural passengers has helped improve accessibility, reduced car dependency and assisted in lifting rural communities out of deprivation.
Investments in renewable energy helped a pig farm to maintain and increase its competitiveness.