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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 incorporate the cross cutting themes in a positive and constructive way, contributing to the quality of the project as a whole.

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NHS Trust's Food for Cornwall ProjectNHS Trust's Food For Cornwall Project
The project works in partnership with local producers, suppliers and distributors to purchase and process a much greater percentage of food stocks from within Cornwall, for use in NHS meals served to patients, visitors and staff. This phase of the project concentrates on the set-up of the scheme, and the initiation of a local food supply and distribution system.

The Programme has invested £175,205 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £350,410.
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Pengreep Farm DairyPengreep Farm Dairy
The project has established a new on-farm cheese production unit to allow an increase in handmade cheese production to meet demand which had been outstripping production capacity.

The cheeses produced at the unit have also won an array of British Cheese Awards; a gold medal for Cornish Yarg, silver for Cornish Red Nettle Cheese and bronze for the Cornish Herb and Garlic cheese.

The Programme has invested £155,660 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £778,299.
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Poldhu Marconi CentrePoldhu Marconi Centre
The National Trust, Marconi PLC and Poldhu Amateur Radio Club have used the investment to provide a visitor centre and community facility.

The development of the visitor centre celebrates the centenary of the first ever transatlantic radio signal which was received by Guglielmo Marconi from this site.

The Programme has invested £141,913 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £311,913.
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ReMaDe KernowReMaDe Kernow
ReMaDe Kernow is working to find new uses and markets for materials currently regarded as waste. The project works with Cornish businesses to help them respond to market opportunities associated with the reuse of materials, through expert advice and some capital investment.

The Programme has invested £251,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £502,000.
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Goss Moor & Environs Rural Issues & OpportunitiesRIO - Goss Moor & Environs Rural Issues & Opportunities
Feasibility Study

The study aimed to maximise the economic, environmental and community benefits of the upgrading and realignment of the A30 on this National Nature Reserve and cSAC (candidate Special Area of Conservation).

The Programme has invested £10,310 from the European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) in the project which has a total cost of £37,810.
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Sarah Hawkley of SeasaltSeasalt
As part of the drive to become even more ethical and environmentally sustainable, Cornwall-based clothing company Seasalt has taken on a Sustainability Manager. Sarah Hawkley has been employed under Unlocking Cornish Potential - a Combined Universities in Cornwall project that has received Objective One investment and places graduates with businesses and provides support for up to one year.
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Shellfish Stock SurveyShellfish Stock Survey
The project collected baseline data about the population size and structure of brown crabs and lobsters within Cornish waters to assess and conserve the long term viability of the £3,000,000 industry relying on these stocks.

The Programme has invested £17,250 from the Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) in the project which has a total cost of £23,000.
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The South West Investment Group (SWIG) South West Investment Group (SWIG)
The South West Investment Group provides gap funding loans to small and medium sized enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to support their start-up, development and growth.

The project has received investments for a number of initiatives developing and supporting businesses; a total of £3,391,095 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) towards a total project costs of £8,595,595.
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Station Road Footway ProjectStation Road Footway Project
The footway was created to allow pedestrian access for walkers, rail passengers and users of the Mineral Tramway's Coast to Coast Trail to businesses, the train station and the village of Perranwell.

Train journeys to Perranwell Station have increased by 23% since the footpath was created.

The Programme has invested £20,861 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £58,561.
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Sustainable Composites Ltd

A Redruth-based company has used Objective One investment to carry out research into sustainable surfboard manufacturing. The company is using money from the Cornwall Research Fund to develop a resin made out of castor oil instead of polyurethane.
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Tap Routes Sustainable CareersTap Routes Sustainable Careers
A consortium of major conservation organisations developed and implemented the Tap Routes initiative, an integrated training programme focusing on environmental skills. The Consortium included BTCV, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the National Trust, the Mid Cornwall Ecocentre, Cornwall College, Gaia Trust and the Tavistock and District Conservation Project.

The Programme has invested £236,934 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the project which has a total cost of £526,520.
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Trebah GardenTrebah Garden
Trebah Garden received investment for the provision of a new visitor and education centre with facilities designed to help attract visitors throughout the year. The Hibbert Centre incorporates the Garden café, gallery, exhibition centre, plant centre and garden shop.

The Programme has invested £540,000 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the project which has a total cost of £1,930,000.
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Trelissick Landing StageTrelissick Landing Stage
The National Trust invested in a new pontoon to increase the number of environmentally friendly visits and transport links to the garden. The ferry landing enables visitors to travel from Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes using services provided by many of the existing ferry operators, prior to entering as Trust members or paying visitors.

Objective One invested £80,894 from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) towards a total project cost of £404,470.
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Walk To WorkWalk To Work
North Cornwall District Council received investment to enhance and expand the multi-use trails in North Cornwall through the creation of an additional 3.5 kilometres of new routes. This included building two new extensions to the Camel Trail and a new ‘greenway’ connecting the east and west sides of Bodmin.

£255,855 from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) was invested in the project with a total cost of £1,070,000.
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Wheal Kitty WorkshopsWheal Kitty Workshops
Carrick District Council received investment to develop Wheal Kitty Workshops Phase 2, restoring and converting the former engine house into office space, and building five new units providing flexible modern business accommodation ranging in size from 50 sq metres to 200 sq metres.

Carrick District Council received £412,932 investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) towards a total project cost of £1,032,331.
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Woodworks 2Woodworks 2
The Silvanus Trust runs the Woodworks 2 Project which helps small businesses create and maintain new jobs in the woodland management and wood-using sectors by providing one-to-one business support, off-the-peg training and bespoke courses. The project has successfully secured 93 jobs in the last 6 years.

The Programme has invested £100,000 from the European Social Fund (ESF) in the project which has a total cost of £233,000.
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Working in Partnership
White's Warehouse, HayleCornwall and the Isles of Scilly have a historic environment of exceptional quality and diversity with enormous potential to contribute to the long-term prosperity of the region. The principle of partnership lies at the heart of Objective One. Recognising that the historic environment can be used as a positive driver for economic regeneration, the Programme has developed an innovative partnership with English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund to ensure that the creative synergies between the historic environment and economic regeneration are exploited wherever possible.

The Programme has invested over £16.3 million in heritage-led projects to date, attracting over £28 million of direct funding from the private sector and other public sources, including over £ 2.6 million from English Heritage and £8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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Working Woodlands 2Working Woodlands 2
The public and private sector partnership between the Silvanus Trust (a woodlands charity) and Bow Maurice (a private company) runs Working Woodlands 2 which provides capital investment and business development support services to businesses involved in the management, use, extraction or distribution of timber and wood products from Cornish and Scillonian woodlands.

The Programme has invested £583,209 of European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) monies in the project which has a total cost of £1,913,419.
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