Case Studies

We have now supported 24 projects.  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

Funded Project : Vacuum Pump and Cluster Flush System – £11K 40% grant to improve efficiency in a dairy – a farm productivity project at Hanford

Funded Project : LED Lighting and Mobile Handling System – £15K 40% grant to improve animal health & welfare – a farm productivity project near Sherborne

Funded Project : Calf Rearing – £10K 40% grant to improve productivity – a farm productivity project near Sturminster Newton

Funded Project : Optical Sorter – £50K 40% grant to design and build innovative equipment to sort ergot in grain – a micro and small business project near Sherborne

Funded Project : Farm Expansion – £23K 40% grant to create space for the breeding and care of game birds – a micro and small business project near Dorchester

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : Springhead Revisited – £57.5K 80% grant to improve visitor facilities at Springhead and outdoor events – a rural tourism project near Shaftesbury

Funded Project : Hydraulic cattle foot trimming crush – £6.4K 40% grant to improve animal health & welfare – a farm productivity project near Stalbridge

Funded Project : System Cameleon Drill – £46K 40% to purchase innovative robotic machinery – a farm productivity project near Blandford

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : Precision Pesticide & Fertiliser Application – £44K 40% grant to purchase specialised farm machinery for precision farming – a farm productivity project near Blandford

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : Milton on Stour Community Hall – £140K 46% grant to build a new hall for scout and community use – a rural services project near Gillingham

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : Strip-till drill improving establishment – £42K 40% grant to purchase innovative farm equipment – a farm productivity project near Blandford

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : Timber Miller – New Mobile Sawmill – £14K 40% grant to purchase a mobile sawmill – a micro and small business project near Sherborne

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : 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

Funded Project : New Hall Facilities – £131K 75% grant to build a second hall for Motcombe Memorial Hall – a rural services project near Gillingham

Funded Project : 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

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.