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Abergavenny Castle Events Feasibility Study
February 21, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Abergavenny Castle Events Feasibility Study

A feasibility study to identify the potential for events in both the castle grounds and within the museum building. This would include extensive community and business consultation to ensure that any events complement rather than compete with the existing local offer and have a sustainable legacy.

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April 28, 2016 • Approved & Completed

Awareness Raising on Community Led Renewable Energy

This project is to provide both on-line and off-line marketing material in the form of a short film and summary leaflet focussing on the opportunities available for community led renewable energy in the Vale of Usk region.

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March 1, 2016 • Approved & Completed

Baseline research into Non-statutory Services

The project will identify non-statutory areas of activity significant to the rural community.

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March 1, 2016 • Approved in Progress

BEES

The BEES project is about bringing together beekeepers from across South East Wales to explore and develop a local/regional Queen Bee breeding programme to supply a quality bee with good characteristics and survivability to meet the needs of the local market.

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January 15, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Catering Education Study

The Vale of Usk LAG has commissioned a scoping study which is required which takes into account the catering education needs in the Vale of Usk area, with a view to developing it as a centre for culinary and culinary education excellence, building on its reputation as the “Food Capital of Wales”.

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November 11, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Communication First

The project is focussed on increasing communication for people living in Monmouthshire with complex needs, with particular emphasis on non-verbal individuals. At present software exists that can assist individuals to communicate thoughts and feelings in more comprehensive and meaningful ways, which are not being explored at present within the county.

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January 20, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Community Leadership Academy

The purpose of the ‘Vale of Usk Community Leadership Academy’ is to provide a suite of training and personal development opportunities at low or no cost to people who give their own time to support their communities.

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June 26, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Creative Arts Co-Working Study

The Aim of the project is to: To determine the appetite/feasibility of a for a tech, digital and creative co-working space(s) within the Vale of Usk Region.

The project will
-Build a fuller understanding of the tech, digital and creative sectors in the Vale of Usk
-Establish the appetite for co-working space in the Vale of Usk
-Determine the feasibility and optimum location, site and design of such a work space(s) and identify a model for this facility that is suited to the needs and challenges of rural areas (right mix of services)
-Produce a recommendation report from the above points

The Total Cost of the Project is approx. £10,000 with RDP funding of £8,000

November 11, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Creative Communities Toolkit

This project will run over a two year period and will provide a ‘Creative Communities Toolkit’ that will assist rural communities in Newport and Monmouthshire to become more resilient and sustainable. The kit will guide community groups through the process of setting priorities for their areas, allowing and encouraging them to take ownership of the community where they work, live and play.

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September 15, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Digital Open Badges

The proposed project is to develop a digital evaluation tool which will deliver training, measure competencies and offer a platform for enhanced development of digital skills.

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May 12, 2016 • Approved & Completed

Eisteddfod Country Kitchen

The National Eisteddfod is in Monmouthshire from 29 July – 6 August 2016 and this project will put on 8 days of activities based around local food by promoting local chefs, eateries, ingredients and signature dishes to Eisteddfod visitors and engage with local school children; there will be a demonstration kitchen.

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June 7, 2016 • Approved & Completed

Energy Days

Monmouthshire Community Climate Champions have pulled together a series of Energy Days to mark EU Sustainable Energy Week. The aim of EU Sustainable Energy Week is to promote secure, clean and efficient energy, and increase sustainable energy choices

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April 20, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Food Hubs Feasibility Study

The aim of this project is to conduct a feasibility study into the development of a food hub within The Vale of Usk LAG region. The study will identify current provision of food/produce and offer an evaluation of the different activities to shorten supply chains. It will evaluate the best options for the area and look at potential, suitable models of distribution in the UK and other countries. This will work towards ascertaining the most appropriate solution for the Vale of Usk and, if appropriate, the most suitable food hub model.

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June 19, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Fully Charged

The aim of the project is to increase awareness of the potential economic benefits of installing car charging points in The Vale of Usk by running a 12 month pilot.

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Living Levels Accommodation Pilot
September 19, 2017 •

Living Levels Accommodation Pilot

This project is for a study into visitor accommodation in the Gwent levels area to identify suitable options that are likely to be granted permission. Two pilot applications will be supported through the process.

June 12, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Llanover Community Halls Cluster

To trial the digital exploitation of community hubs by focusing on four villages within the Llanover ward of Monmouthshire

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Magor Three Fields Community Trust
March 1, 2016 • Approved & Completed

Magor Three Fields Community Trust

LEADER funding is being sought to carry-out a Supply and Demand survey of all businesses, residents and voluntary organisations within Undy, Magor and surrounding communities.

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April 26, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Mountain Bike Guides Training

The project is to provide additional recognised training & further skills training to Mountain Bike Guiding Business and volunteer MB guides for cycling clubs, enabling additional/enhanced activities to be provided to the customers and mountain bike clubs, as well as developing the reputation and professionalism of mountain biking in the Vale of Usk.

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November 9, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Renewable Energy Community Schemes (RECS)

A detailed feasibility study to identify acreage suitable for woodland planting, advise on the contribution to the reduction of surface water run-off from community orchards and identify suitable watercourses for the installation of micro hydro schemes with the direct benefit of providing power for local community use.

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June 19, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Rural Transport

The Aim of this study is to understand the dynamics of rural transport in the Vale of Usk region and to develop suitable recommendations to solve the issues uncovered.

This project will be a study conducted on behalf of the Vale of Usk LAG to investigate the dynamics of rural transport. The subsequent report will recommend cost effective solutions that will help integrate transport with local services
The total project is expected to cost £20,000 – £25,000- with RDP Leader funding contribution £16,000 – £20,000

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September 16, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Social Media Tourism Campaign

A social media tourism film campaign.

Around fifty, 30 second filmed local recommendations of visitor destinations within the Vales of Usk, places, events, activities.

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TV White Space Broadband Pilot
November 3, 2016 • Approved in Progress

TV White Space Broadband Pilot

The aim of the project is to investigate and trial a newly available broadband technology which will enable rural communities to enjoy the same digital connectivity as in urban areas and, if successful, will be replicable in other rural areas.

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November 11, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Usk Campus Development Study

This project will commission external independent consultants to undertake a two stage study into potential developments at the Usk campus of Coleg Gwent.

The Usk site is an underutilised asset and it is clear it has potential to add more value to learning, local tourism and recreation offer, community benefit, and provide a sustainable income stream to support Coleg Gwent’s key activity.

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Venison Study
January 23, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Venison Study

The feasibility study will investigate the production, marketing and sale of locally produced wild venison in and around the Wye Valley AONB. The study area will include woodlands experiencing highest impact from deer between Symonds Yat, Chepstow and Wentwood. £10,200 total project with £4800 RDP value

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Visitor Information Project
May 22, 2017 • Approved in Progress

Visitor Information Project

This project aims to develop a more sustainable visitor information across the Vale of Usk area. Activities will include a review of current provision and support and identify and develop appropriate local solutions.

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May 26, 2016 • Approved in Progress

Wye Woodland Project

The project aims to inform, educate and advise landowners and the general public about protected woodlands of the Wye Valley and Monmouthshire and promote activity that will lead to their continued conservation and enhancement.

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