Welcome the The PEAT Project


What Is The PEAT Project?

The People Enabling Area Transformation (PEAT) Project is a Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme.  The PEAT project is part financed by European Structural and Investment Funds. CLLD programmes are driven by local needs, helping support people to tackle their barriers to work, mobilising resources at a local level in a bid to overcome barriers to growth and employment. The main result is getting more participants into sustainable employment or self-employment, education, training or actively engaged in job search.

The Programme runs from 2018-2022, and has funding available to invest in projects that meet the 5 objectives laid out in the Local Development Strategy;

Objective 1: Business Support and Workforce Development (supporting creation of new and development of existing businesses, with focus on workforce development, leading to more economic activity in the area).

Objective 2: Connecting by Removing Barriers (connecting residents, businesses and communities to local/regional/national opportunities by removing barriers e.g. information failure or poor transport links). 

Objective 3: Hard to Reach Engagement (engaging with hard to reach individuals and motivating them through provision of creative solutions to education and skills, supporting progress towards employment).

Objective 4: Developing Third Sector Capacity (building on local community assets and resources through programme of activity to support the third sector to become more enterprising and sustainable).

Objective 5: Innovative Solutions Fund (to take advantage of different ideas/concepts through a test and learn principle, allowing the LAG to be reactive to changing needs, as the project will be delivered over 5 years).


PEAT Project Funding

Please note, we are no longer accepting outline applications for Objective 3 or Objective 4 projects.  Organisations who submitted an outline application before the deadline will be notified of the outcome on the 17th August 2018.

Following on from the PEAT Project Launch events, held between 2nd and 5th July 2018 across the CLLD delivery area, The PEAT Project released funding calls for Objective 3 and Objective 4 of the Local Development Strategy.

Organisations were invited to apply for funding for projects that will deliver Objective 3  or Objective 4 of the Local Development Strategy.  Applicants to the PEAT Project funding are advised that this is a 2 stage process, with applicants required to submit an initial outline application no later than August 3rd 2018.  

For this specific project funding call the following key dates apply:

  • Monday 2nd July to Thursday 5th July – Launch events held across Wakefield District
  • Friday 6th July – Call specifications published on the YORTender portal
  • Friday 3rd August – Deadline for Outline Applications to be submitted via YORTender portal
  • Friday 17th August  - Applicants informed if approval given by LAG to proceed to Full App
  • Friday 28th September – Deadline for Full Applications to be submitted via YORTender portal
  • Friday 26th October – LAG Outcome and Contracting initiated with successful applications


Useful Downloads

PEAT Project Eligibility

PEAT Project Summary of LDS Objectives                 

PEAT Project launch Event Slides

 CLLD Postcode Checker  - a useful tool to check whether the area you are looking to deliver in falls within the CLLD area.

Interactive Map of the CLLD Area. 

PEAT Project Local Development Strategy - The guidance document that forms the framework for the PEAT Project.

YORTender_guidance - A guidance document to assist with submitting your applications.


PEAT Project Team

Liz West - CLLD Programme Manager - lizwest@wakefield.gov.uk

Will Hemingway - Grants & Compliance Officer - whemingway@wakefield.gov.uk

Javed Khan - Community Animation Officer - jkhan@wakefield.gov.uk


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