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Case Studies N-Z

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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Pendennis CastlePendennis Castle
The site of the 450 year old Tudor castle at Pendennis incorporates a Grade II listed building - the Royal Artillery Barracks. The project was developed to support refurbishment to provide a new use for the building (previously a youth hostel) which would yield both economic and community benefit.

The Programme has invested £538,700 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £1.4 million.
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Penryn THIPenryn THI
A partnership project aimed at encouraging investment in Penryn Town Centre through the conservation of the historic environment and associated environmental enhancement.

The Programme has invested £670,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £1,340,000. This total cost will be match funded by individual applicants to provide a total of £2m investment.
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Pentreath LtdPentreath Ltd
This project offers work experience, training and employment to people in Cornwall recovering from mental ill health and aims to get 800 people back to work.

The Programme has invested £998,854 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the project which has a total cost of £1,840,545.
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Porth ReservoirPorth Reservoir Environmental Improvements

This project has improved and enhanced the facilities and environment around Porth Reservoir creating improved opportunities for fishing and other nature activities.

The Programme has invested £31,152 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £127,612.
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Rural Enterprise GatewayRural Enterprise Gateway
A project developed by Business Link Devon and Cornwall to help the Rural Sector across the South West maximise the opportunities for rural businesses to access business support.

The Programme has invested £250,821 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £501,642.
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Rural Tourism Improvement Fund
Pollaughan Farm CottagesThe Rural Tourism Improvement Fund is a gateway fund designed to help farmers wishing to diversify into new and innovative projects (this includes quality upgrading and additional facilities) which will attract tourists to Cornwall outside the normal holiday season. The aim of the fund is to support the tourism industry by improving the quality and range of facilities available for visitors to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Programme has invested £4,069,874 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £18,464,127.
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Stithians Lake Activity CentreStithians Lake Activity Centre
This project develops new facilities at the Stithians Lake site to expand current water borne activities for a wider range of people and support vocational training opportunities in the water sports and leisure industry.

The Programme has invested £310,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £883,656.
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Trebah GardenTrebah Garden
This project has enhanced one of Cornwall's historic 'Great Gardens' by the restoration and replanting of areas of Trebah Garden as well as the provision of new visitor and educational facilities which includes a 120-seat lecture theatre and facilities to be used for demonstrations and other events.

The Programme has invested £540,223 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £1,350,556.
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Truro CollegeTruro College
Construction of two new buildings at Truro College to create its delivery of higher education, as part of the Combined University of Cornwall overall development plan.

The Programme has invested £1.67million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the capital build project which has a total cost of £3.9million, as well as ESF in a number of training projects.
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Truronian TrainingTruronian Training
This project was co-financed through Jobcentre Plus and the Truronian bus company providing both Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and Light Goods Vehicle (LGV) training to local unemployed people. It was aimed specifically at people ineligible for traditional Work Based Learning for Adults and New Deal Training Programmes.

The Programme has invested £97,000 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in two phases of the project.
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Union Learning Centre - newly qualified Learning RepsUnion Learning Centre
The Union Learning Centre project is a partnership between Cornwall College who provided office space to the value of 22K, the Learning and Skills Council who provided 24K from their Local Initiative Fund, the TUC Educational Trust who provided £110,366 in cash and SWTUC who provided in kind support to the value of £44,024.

The Programme has invested £154,670 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the project which has a total cost of £355,060.
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Vocational Training SchemeVocational Training Scheme
Short course vocational training delivered at local venues aimed at improving business and technical skills required by those working in land based industries in Cornwall.

The Programme has invested £1.3 million from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £3.48 million.
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Walk to WorkWalk to Work
This project is a new initiative to develop and enhance the multi use trails network in North Cornwall. It has created an additional 3.5 kilometres of new routes based on disused railway lines centred around the Camel Trail and Bodmin.

The Programme has invested £255,855 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £1,070,000.
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WILD Young Parents ProjectWILD Young Parents Project
The WILD young parents project is a partnership between WILD and Cornwall College, to deliver high quality, tailored training to young mothers across Penwith, Kerrier and Carrick who are currently disengaged from mainstream training, learning and employment opportunities.

The Programme has invested £145,857 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the project which has a total cost of £331,492.
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