Setting up a micro-fund as an alternative way to provide guarantees or loans for small, local organisations.
Projects & Practice
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.
A very small island in Sweden used EAFRD support to broaden the range of services offered by a village shop by building a café area and a kitchen.
LAG-owned projects in Sweden are used to allow small seed-funding for specific purposes.
Establishing a totally new and innovative crowd-sourcing concept combined with a local financial intermediary.
A permanent local international market established on a village at the Slovak-Hungarian border enabled local producers from both countries to sell their products more effectively.
The Deák family used EAFRD support to convert a farm into a mansion house that provides services based on the old traditional rural way of life while setting up a network of local suppliers.