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Objective One’s full website goes on line

Comprehensive details of the Objective One programme – how it works and news about projects – are now available online following the launch this week of the programme’s new website.

The full site – which replaces a pilot version set up earlier this year – was warmly endorsed by Professor Andrew Errington, a member of the programme’s Strategic Development Group.

He said: “This new site will be an enormous asset for anyone who wants to find out about Objective One, whether they’re looking for general background information or have specific issues to explore.

“I would advise anyone thinking about how they can get involved with Objective One to make looking at this site their top priority.

“Whether you are in business, involved with a community group or interested in some other aspect of Objective One, you will find a lot of useful information – and explanations of what it all means – on this website.”


Professor Errington, who is research professor in rural development at Plymouth University, added: “I was delighted to explore the new site and found it very simple to use. There is so much in the way of facts, advice and useful contact information there but the site is also extremely easy to find your way round.”

The launch of the extensive new site – www.objectiveone.com – follows the announcement at the start of this week of the names of the first four projects to be approved for Objective One funding.

The full website – which can be accessed at the same address as the pilot site – contains a wide range of useful information, both general and for specific sectors, presented in a user-friendly manner that avoids jargon.

A key feature of the www.objectiveone.com website is a detailed step-by-step guide to the whole programme that takes users through from developing ideas for projects all the way to the appraisal process for applications submitted for funding.

Another important aspect of the site is its interactive inquiry form. Users can enter a question or an outline for a project idea and it will be forwarded through to the Government Office of the South West for an expert adviser to look at and respond to.

The news sections of the site contain:

  • A weekly briefing on latest project activities and announcements

  • Copies of latest press releases

  • Dates of key meetings and forthcoming events

  • A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Objective One - and answers

  • News from individual programme task forces on activities in their sector

  • A slot for contributions from other organisations supporting Objective One


  • The website also contains a wealth of reference information, including:

  • Publications, such as the Single Programming Document, which can be downloaded by chapter

  • A directory of contact information for bodies involved in Objective One

  • Contact details for the Integrated Area Plans being drawn up for communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

  • Details of what Objective One aims to achieve within specific sectors - and the strategies produced by the task forces involved

  • Outlines of the three themes – environmental sustainability, equal opportunities and information communications technology – that all projects have to take into account

  • Links to various other useful websites
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    Editors notes:

    The pilot website was officially “switched on”, together with the programme’s freephone Helpline, at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show by Sir Michael Lickiss, Chairman of the South West of England Regional Development Agency.

    During October, the pilot site received 294 hits.

    The full new site was launched on Wednesday 1st November.

     


    Jason Clark
    Communications Manager
    Objective One Partnership Office
    Castle House
    Pydar Street
    Truro TR1 2UD
    Tel:01872 241379
    Fax:01872 241388
    jason@dclark.co.uk