Welcome to the PEAT Project
What is the PEAT Project?
The People Enabling Area Transformation (PEAT) Project is a Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme that is part financed by European Structural and Investment Funds – specifically European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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.
A Local Action Group composed of stakeholders from the Wakefield CLLD priority areas oversees the vision for the PEAT Project, with support coming from the PEAT Project Team.
A total of £2.632m of funding is available to invest in projects, subject to eligibility criteria being met. Please note that this is a match funded project. Prospective applicants are advised that for all ESF funded projects, 50% match funding is required by the applicant, and for all ERDF funded projects, 40% match funding is required. For more information, please contact the PEAT Project Team.
What We Do
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).
The PEAT Project focuses on the following 6 neighbourhoods within the Wakefield Districts eligible CCLD areas;
Wakefield Five Towns – specifically Airedale, Castleford and Ferrybridge
South East Coalfield Area – Specifically Kinsley & Fitzwilliam; Havercroft & Ryhill, Hemsworth; South Elmsall & South Kirkby
More detailed information on the eligible areas can be found in the interactive map, below.
Apply for Funding
Applications for funding under Objective 3 and Objective 4 are now closed, and we are no longer accepting applications for funding at this time. Information on funding for other Objectives will be made available at a later date.
To keep up to date on information about future funding calls, please contact a member of the PEAT Project Team.
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.
PEAT Project Team
Liz West - CLLD Programme Manager - email@example.com
Will Hemingway - Grants & Compliance Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Javed Khan - Community Animation Officer - email@example.com
To be added/removed from the project mailing list please contact Javed Khan, Community Animation Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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