Case Studies

We have now supported 31 projects, creating 32 new jobs.  Find out more about in these case studies

Case Study : Farmstead Glamping– £25.5K 40% grant to purchase two shepherd’s huts to create a new tourism business –  a tourism project near Sturminster Newton

Case Study : Solkiki production capacity upgrade –  £6.8K 40% grant to purchase new equipment to increase production –  a food micro-business near Sherborne

Case Study : GPS – £8.6K 40% grant to purchase and install GPS systems into tractors to improve precision farming – a farm productivity project near Sherborne

Case Study : Little Lane Link to Trailway £44K 100% grant to improve surface of pathway and create new multi-user access – a rural tourism project at Okeford Fitzpaine

Case Study : Mobile Sheep Handling and recording system £5K 40% grant to purchase a sheep handling system – a farm productivity project at Verwood

Case Study : Live Event Cinema £9k 70% grant to purchase equipment to screen live broadcasts into the village hall – a rural services project at Motcombe

Case studies are published after a project has completed

  • Vacuum Pump and Cluster Flush System – £11K 40% grant to improve efficiency in a dairy – a farm productivity project at Hanford
  •  LED Lighting and Mobile Handling System – £15K 40% grant to improve animal health & welfare – a farm productivity project near Sherborne
  • Calf Rearing – £10K 40% grant to improve productivity – a farm productivity project near Sturminster Newton
  • Optical Sorter – £50K 40% grant to design and build innovative equipment to sort ergot in grain – a micro and small business project near Sherborne
  • Farm Expansion – £23K 40% grant to create space for the breeding and care of game birds – a micro and small business project near Dorchester
  • Stepping Stones Pre-school Expansion – £82K 78% grant to build an extension for the pre-school to work with more children – a rural services project in Sturminster Newton
  • Springhead Revisited – £57.5K 80% grant to improve visitor facilities at Springhead and outdoor events – a rural tourism project near Shaftesbury
  • Hydraulic cattle foot trimming crush – £6.4K 40% grant to improve animal health & welfare – a farm productivity project near Stalbridge
  • System Cameleon Drill – £46K 40% to purchase innovative robotic machinery – a farm productivity project near Blandford
  • Blandford Town Museum – £20K 80% to improve the environmental conditions in the museum to allow year-round opening and special exhibitions – a rural tourism project in Blandford
  • Precision Pesticide & Fertiliser Application – £44K 40% grant to purchase specialised farm machinery for precision farming – a farm productivity project near Blandford
  • Real Cure Expansion – £14K 40% grant to construct an extension to the production area and equipment for charcuterie – a micro and small business project near Shaftesbury
  • Milton on Stour Community Hall – £140K 46% grant to build a new hall for scout and community use – a rural services project near Gillingham
  • Meet me at the Arches – £46K 100% grant to conserve, protect and provide access to Blandford’s historic railway arches – a culture & heritage project in Blandford
  • Strip-till drill improving establishment – £42K 40% grant to purchase innovative farm equipment – a farm productivity project near Blandford
  • Digital Community Radio for North Dorset – £11K 80% grant to establish DAB radio across north and east Dorset – a rural services project based in Verwood
  • Timber Miller – New Mobile Sawmill – £14K 40% grant to purchase a mobile sawmill – a micro and small business project near Sherborne
  • Create new business premises for Bumble & Boots – £16K 40% grant to build workspace to produce beef jerky – a micro and small business project near Gillingham
  • Purpose built Wessex Internet Ltd Office Server Room and Stores to Enable Company Expansion – £140K 40% grant to build new office and data centre – a micro and small business project
  • New Hall Facilities – £131K 75% grant to build a second hall for Motcombe Memorial Hall – a rural services project near Gillingham
  • Time Traveller App on the Chase – £ 132K 96% grant to develop new technology interpretation (an app) across Cranborne Chase – a cultural and heritage activity project   Find out more
  • Cranborne Chase Cider-Expansion of Cider Processing Plant and Equipment – £21K 40% grant to extend processing facility with new equipment – a food and drink project near Blandford
  • Damory Street Enhancement – £15K 100% grant to restore form war memorial with interpretation – a culture & heritage project in Blandford
  • New Training facility at Fox Ridge – £22K 40% grant to build a new training space for forestry and aboriculture – a micro and small business project near Gillingham
  • Business Growth and development – £8K 40% grant to purchase new equipment to expand a joinery business – a micro and small business project near Blandford

More examples of LEADER funded projects.  These projects were funded in 2007-2013 by the Chalk and Cheese Local Action Group in West Dorset, Purbeck and Weymouth and Portland.