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Community Enhancement
Programme (CEP) : 1998 - 1999

Groundbase is part of the LEADER II European Community Initiative to aid business growth, community development and the rural economy across the whole of Dumfries and Galloway. It is a partnership between the European Union, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and Dumfries and Galloway Enterprise, and runs until the year 2000.

Groundbase programmes are designed to complement the services offered by other local agencies such as Dumfries and Galloway Enterprise and the Business Shops to local businesses.

Groundbase introduced a new initiative during its first year - the CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (CHAP),to support and help local musicians, artists and craftspeople, and otherwise promote the Region's heritage and culture.

Details of the above programme are given in Cultural and Community Development : 1995-1997. Other programmes are in place for 1998 -1999. as detailed below

Aims of Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) :

Eligible Groups :

  • Community Groups/Initiatives.
  • Associations.
  • Voluntary Groups.

Examples of Eligible Projects :

  • Sign-Posting and Upgrading of Local Walks.
  • Utilising Derelict Land to Build Childrens' Play Areas.

Discretionary Grants :

  • Up to 50% (excluding Value Added Tax).
  • Maximum grant value £ 10,000.
  • Minimum grant value £ 500.

Comments :

  • Excludes towns of Dumfries, Stranraer, Portpatrick and Cairnryan.

Case Studies :

West Sound 1998-1999 :
Funding for the European Focus series of programmes.
Wigtown Book Town :
Part of the funding package developing Scotland's first Book Town.

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