Fourth year at Royal Cornwall for
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly will be exhibiting at the Royal Cornwall Show this
June, for the fourth year running.
Individuals are invited to visit stand number 82, which is
next to the Duchy College buildings, to find out how Objective
One is making a real difference to the people and businesses
of Cornwall and Scilly.
Members of the Objective One Agricultural Development Team,
headed by David Rodda, will be on hand to offer help and advice
to agricultural businesses interested in accessing Objective
One investment. Representatives from the Government Office
for the South West and the South West Regional Development
Agency will also be available to answer any questions.
Director of the Objective One Partnership Carleen Kelemen
said: "We are always delighted to be at the Royal Cornwall
Show as it presents us with a great opportunity to have one
to one interaction with people who are interested in finding
out what the Objective One Programme is buying for Cornwall.
"You will not need to look very far at the County Showground
this year to see some of the business which have directly
benefited from Objective One investment as there will be almost
30 Objective One assisted businesses in the food and farming
Since going 'live' in September 2000, the Objective
One Programme has approved more than 344 projects across Cornwall
and the Isles of Scilly for more than £158 million of
Objective One investment of which £21.7 million has
been approved for agriculture-related projects.
David Rodda, senior agricultural co-ordinator for the Objective
One Agricultural Development Team, said: "The agricultural
development team are looking forward to an eventful three
days at The Royal Cornwall Show this year. We are eager to
provide information to the agricultural community about the
many priority areas of Objective One EAGGF investment which
are still actively encouraging applications.
"Visitors to our stand will be also be able to find
out about the many ways that they can access Objective One
investment through our gateway projects, which can offer assistance
from investment support right through to agricultural skills
Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF)
EAGGF is one of the four funds that make up
the Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly, which is making £314 million of investment available
to support the local economy between 2000 and 2006.
EAGGF aims to:
Help preserve the link between diversified farming
and the land.
Improve and support the competitiveness of agriculture
as a key activity in rural areas.
Ensure the diversification of the economy in rural
Help to keep communities thriving in rural areas.
Preserve and improve the environment, the landscape
and the rural heritage.
For further information contact:
Daytime: 01209 891500
Evenings: 01872 571054
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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