Case Studies

Grants awarded by the Southern Dorset Local Action Group from 2016

Case Study : Heathland Whole Tree Harvesting – £80K, 40% grant to purchase an innovative forwarder to work across protected heathland – a micro and small business / forestry project

Case Study : Heatime Rumination Monitors – £5K, 40% grant to purchase monitors for a small dairy herd – a farm productivity project

Case Study : Visual Arts Workshop – £9.5K, 40% grant to convert a redundant barn into a creative workspace as part of a new art academy – a micro and small business / cultural project

Case Study : Purbeck Cider Kegging & Pressing – £47K, 40% grant to build new processing areas and purchase equipment to increase production and meet growing demand – a farm productivity / food & drink project

Case Study : Progressive Livestock Development at Cedar Organic – £5K, 40% grant to purchase new equipment for animal management and farm productivity – a farm productivity project

Case Study : Piddle’s Next Phase – £32.5K, 40% grant to improve production and capacity at a craft brewery – a micro and small business/ food & drink project

Case studies are published once a project has completed

Other Funded Projects :

  • Whitestones Art Retreat £134K, 40% grant to create a new artist studio and holiday accommodation – a micro and small business project
  • Pedestrian Wayfinding Scheme for Dorchester  £63.5K, 70% grant to design and install new signage in the town – a rural tourism project
  • Mapperton South Stable Block Conversion £140K 40% grant to create a new café/ event space – a micro and small business project
  • Precision Farming Variable Rate Fertiliser Spinner £5K 40% grant to purchase innovative farm equipment – a farm productivity project
  • Rumination Collars £10.5K 40% grant to purchase monitors for a dairy herd – a farm productivity project
  • Beaminster Area Activity Development £74K 80% grant to create a new play area for the town – a rural services project
  • Dairy health Monitors and Mattresses £25K 40% grant to purchase dairy herd monitoring and cow mattresses to improve health & welfare – a farm productivity project
  • Eweleaze Dairy Modernisation £53.5K  40% to equip new dairy – a farm productivity project
  • Animal handling & weighing £8K 40% grant to purchase animal handling equipment – a farm productivity project
  • New Precision Sprayer £38K 40% grant to purchase new farm equipment – a farm productivity project
  • Call Logged £5K 40% grant to purchase firewood processing equipment – a micro and small business project
  • Mattresses for improved cow welfare £7K 40% grant to purchase and install cow mattresses – a farm productivity project
  • The Portland Community Venue from B.E.A.C.H £72K 80% grant to create a new community hub for the Underhill area of Portland – a rural services project
  • Sydling Village Hall Development £97K 80% grant to improve the facilities within the hall – a rural services project
  • Project Bagger £25K 40% grant to purchase new processing equipment for a healthy muesli product – a micro and small business project
  • Gaggle of Gees Pub – Shepherd Huts & Glamping 24K 40% grant to introduce glamping to support the village pub – a micro and small business project
  • Littlewood Logs Expansion £50K 40% grant to create a a storage building and  purchase forestry and firewood equipment – a forestry productivity project

Projects funded by LEADER 2007-2013 through the Chalk and Cheese Local Action Group in West Dorset, Purbeck and Weymouth and Portland.