As part of the November 2016 round of project approvals the following LEADER 2014-2020 funding was awarded:
Braemar Castle Conservation Project - a total of £50,046.07 to appoint a project manager for a 3 year period subject to funding for major works in the castle being successful, and for undertaking a visitor experience study.
Ballinluig Farmhouse Restoration - a total of £121,111.37 to restore the derelect farmhouse at Ballinluig Farm to provide accessible self-catering accommodation and preserve a piece of local heritage. As part of the community benefit clause the applicant has formed partnerships with 3 local organisations to offer up to 12 weeks of free respite accommodation over the next 6 years.
Abernethy Primary Parent Council - a total of £6,000 to build an outdoor classroom in the grounds of the school for use by the schoolchildren as well as for the wider community to use.
Caberfeidh Horizons Transitition and Training Project - a total of £157,127.47 to offer more training, jobs and employment opportunities and personal development for young people and adults living in the Cairngorms National Park.
Speyside Wildlife, Wildlife ID and Guiding in the CNP - a total of £18,644.06 to set up a training scheme for wildlife identification and understanding, for use in guiding in the Cairngorms National Park. While it is aimed at anyone who wishes to make a career/business offering wildlife guiding it is primarily aimed at young people.
Social Enterprise Academy - a total of £60,613.70 to work with local partners to bring fully-funded high quality learning in enterprise, leaderhip and social impact measurement to communities across the Park. There are four aims of the project:
- Grow established social enterprises in the Park
- Stimulate the development of new social enterprises in the Park
- Build the capacity of enterprising third sector organisations
- Develop a small team of SEA Tutors in the Park