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Rural training for Dales youngsters

[Monday 10 May 2010]

Twelve young Yorkshire Dales folk are to be given special training in environmental and countryside management, thanks to a £95,000 grant from the LEADER scheme which backs small-scale improvement schemes in some of the most remote areas of the Dales.

The scheme will be run by the Yorkshire Millennium Trust which, ten years after the turn of the century, is still highly active in its backing of social environmental projects in small villages and hamlets.

The LEADER area has a total of £2.4 million to spend over the next four years and will place particular importance on projects that fall under the category of ‘Developing innovative community service provision’.

Examples include the development of new facilities or services which help deliver economic benefit to the community.

Any group can apply for such grants. For more information, see www.yorkshiredalesleader.co.uk. There will also be information sessions on Tuesday 6th July from 10.30-1.00pm at Langcliffe Institute and Thursday 8th July from 10.30-1.00pm at Muker Public Hall. Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Dales LEADER Co-coordinator, Rima Berry, on 015242 51002 or email: rima.berry@ydmt.org

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