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The case studies showcase the delivery of the cross cutting themes.

Although the cross cutting themes did not have specific financial allocation associated with their implementation, their implementation was of equal weight to the Priorities of the Programme. These project-based examples show some of the ways projects have delivered economic regeneration activities across the Programme which successfully incorporated the cross cutting themes in a positive and constructive way, contributing to the quality of the project as a whole.

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Blisland Community Amenity Centre
Blisland Community Amenity CentreThis project has created a new multi-purpose centre in place of a rusting shipping container that was used for years by the villagers. It includes a post office, village shop, GP consulting room, internet café and three small business units.

The Programme has invested £156,171 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £565,000.
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Callington Business ParkCallington Business Park
This is a relatively small scale capital build project which has managed to achieve a great deal in terms of its contribution to the equal opportunities cross cutting theme objectives.

The Programme has invested £126,172 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £315,430.
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Chark Country HolidaysChark Country Holidays
The project has provided a farming family with an opportunity to diversify their activities and develop a more varied income base. The investment was to convert redundant farm buildings into four holiday units of holiday accommodation; one being registered as physically accessible both externally and internally (e.g. support rails, raised bed).

The Programme has invested £93,750 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £375,000.
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Cornish Horticultural EnterprisesCornish Horticultural Enterprises (CHE)
CHE is a delegated grant scheme developed to provide investment to help further develop businesses in the horticultural industry within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Investment is available for both capital and revenue projects. Businesses can apply for capital investment for processing, packing and marketing horticultural produce. The types of revenue project that can be supported include feasibility studies, training, marketing and technical business support.

The Programme has invested £1,548,000 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £6,639,400.
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Cornwall Rivers Project
Cornwall Rivers ProjectThe main aim of the project has been the rehabilitation of key rivers and their catchments across the Objective One area, whilst improving the economic viability of local rural communities.

The Programme has invested £919,581 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £2,628,511.
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Cory Farm Holiday letsCory Farm Holiday Lets
This barn conversion to create holiday accommodation for people with impaired mobility and the creation of an indoor children's play area was a project developed by Mr and Mrs Tape to secure the long term economic viability of their family dairy farm.

The Programme has invested £66,500 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £266,000.
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EmpowerEmpower
This project aims to raise awareness among young women of the benefits of higher level training and identify opportunities for career progression and self-employment.

The Programme has invested £255,178 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the project which has a total cost of £593,328.
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Falmouth HERSFalmouth HERS
This is a partnership project between Carrick District Council, English Heritage, SRB and the Objective One Programme aimed at encouraging investment in Falmouth town centre through the conservation of the historic environment.

The Programme has invested £357,350 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £931,469.
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Fistral BeachFistral Beach
To create a Surf / Training Centre to include a restaurant, shops, crèche, surf museum, café and showers / toilet facilities.

The project has seen a range of high quality facilities built with the involvement of Restormel Borough Council, surfing organisations, education bodies and private business joining forces to enhance the already high reputation which Fistral has among surfers and other beach users. A high profile scheme which acts as a prime example of how Cornwall’s private sector can work alongside the public sector to develop a project with major benefits for all involved.

The Programme has invested £584,134 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £1,508,132.
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Jobcentre PlusJobcentre Plus Co-financing Programme: The Economic Benefit arising from the Equal Opportunities Cross Cutting Theme
The Jobcentre Plus Co-financing programme has enabled Jobcentre Plus to add value to nationally driven mainstream provision to provide an even more proactive approach to helping people into work. This programme has provided tailored support for individuals and employers to help people furthest from the labour market on the path to training and work.

This report, undertaken by independent consultants, reviews the equality of opportunity afforded by Jobcentre Plus Co-financing programme, the economic benefits that have arisen, and how this good practice is influencing others.

A total of £7.8m from the European Social Fund was invested in the £18.4m Jobcentre Plus Co-financing programme.
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Kynance Cove Enhancement ProjectKynance Cove Enhancement Project
This project is designed to improve visitor facilities at the key tourist destination of Kynance Cove on the Lizard. Improvements include access to the cove and the provision of toilet facilities.

The Programme has invested £308,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £616,091.
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