This table shows the regional priorities relevant to the region you have selected.
Each regional priority has a unique code (column one) which will help you to identify your selected priorities when completing your Statement of Intent/Proposal.
The detailed description (column two) has been provided to help you understand the implications and outcomes being sought by each priority.
The package numbers (column three) will help you to cross reference those relevant packages to the regional priority you have selected, with the full list of packages detailed on the right hand side of the page.
Regional Priority Code
Diversification of Rural Enterprise Priorities
A diverse land-based business sector, through:
a. encouraging innovation and new product development and local processing, marketing and retailing in line with Scottish Food and Drink Strategy and the Scottish Forestry Strategy. Particularly proposals which:
- add value to timber grown in Grampian through support to local groups
- encouraging agricultural innovation, new product development, local processing, marketing and retailing in Grampian.
|1 & 35|
a. Strengthening links between primary producers and other industry sectors, including processors, retailers, the food service sector and other rural enterprises, to develop predictable and stable supplies and reduce costs, waste and food/timber miles and live animal transport. Particularly proposals which:
- focus on collaboration and co-operation and building upon a quality regional identity, including the 'Cairngorms National Park Brand'.
|1 & 35|
b. improvements in environmental performance particularly in resource usage and waste management practices. Particularly proposals which:
- projects that show improvements in resource usage and waste management which strengthen the local supply chain.
|1 & 35|
Higher value rural goods and services being delivered from the primary (agriculture and forestry) manufacturing and processing, and the recreation and tourism sectors, through improvements in quality and reductions in production, processing and transport costs. Particularly proposals which:
- particularly for attaining relevant accreditation to promote the quality of the product/service in Grampian.
|1, 35 & 36|
The increased local use of renewable energy, e.g. woodfuel. Particularly proposals which:
- will develop local projects utilising hydro, wind power, food and animal waste (bio-digester) and woodfuel/biomass.
Improved number of career development opportunities, through skills and training initiatives addressing rural skills gaps (complementing work of local enterprise agencies) and incorporating awareness of environmental and social objectives. Particularly proposals which:
- support proposals which introduce new trainees to forestry and agriculture, diversify the skills of land managers and where alternative funding is unavailable elsewhere.
Improvement in the value and duration of tourism visits in rural areas, including maximising opportunities for green tourism. Particularly proposals which:
- deliver actions that support the relevant area tourism strategies
- deliver actions in the Cairngorms National Park Plan
- particularly service provision, improve the value/duration of visits for both new and existing businesses
- maximise activity, recreation, culture, wildlife and green tourism.