Here are a small number of our projects that have successfully received funding across both Cheshire LAGs. These only represent a fraction of our projects, which have also included a new equine centre, new brewery equipment, new catering facilities for a village pub, a milk vending machine, a new reception/visitor centre for a caravan park, a mobile digital workshop to teach young people how to program and build robots, a new playground and nature trail, and an on-site butchery for a rare-breed pig farm.
This project received £58k of LEADER funding towards the conversion of a disused milking parlour into a vibrant children’s nursery in an area near Malpas that was previously lacking in childcare facilities. As such, in addition to the 21 full-time equivalent jobs created directly by the project, the creation of a new nursery in the area allows other nearby parents to return to work.
This project converted an old farm building into a village shop and cafe with just £19k of LEADER grant funding. The previous shop in the village had closed due to the owners’ retirement, and the fact that the new store also includes a cafe allows it to serve as a vital community hub for local residents.
Booch and Brew produce kombucha, a type of fermented tea that is currently enjoying a huge surge in popularity due to its health benefits. They successfully applied for £31k of LEADER funding to transition from brewing their kombucha in the owners’ kitchen, to a proper brewing facility located on a farm in Dunham Massey. The funding paid towards building works, a set of brewing tanks, a cool room, and a range of bottling and labeling equipment. Booch and Brew have since enjoyed enormous success and now distribute their kombucha all over the North West, and are projected to create five full-time equivalent jobs as a direct result of LEADER funding.