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Phase 1: brainstorming and advice

The regional management is always available for advice. In the first consultation phase, the regional management already informally checks whether the planned project complies with the general principles of LEADER funding or whether financing of the project is possibly also possible through other programs, if further partners must be involved or if the project idea be further developed in line with the LEADER approach.


Phase 2: Project profile

Several times a year, the LAG Rheinhessen office publishes a project call. The project profile can be submitted to the office of LAG Rheinhessen on the dates mentioned above. In advance, a talk should be held with the LEADER Regional Management about the project idea.


Phase 3: evaluation and selection

In a first step, the project outline will be checked for completeness and basic eligibility by the LAG office.

eligibility:

  • The project corresponds to the strategy of the LAG Rheinhessen
  • The project management is clear
  • The financing of the own contribution is secured
  • The project is within the LEADER region or there is a permit to cross the area
  • The project is innovative
  • The project activates local forces
  • The project is sustainable

eligibility:
In a further step, the project selection procedure, the eligibility of the project is examined. This is done by the board of the LAG in a selection meeting according to a points procedure on the basis of selection criteria. Depending on the degree of goal achievement, up to 10 points can be awarded for each selection criterion (0 = no contribution to achieving the goal, 10 = complete contribution to achieving the goal).

Project selection criteria
1. Implementation of the horizontal objectives (maximum score 70)
· Create regional identity
· Strengthen volunteer structures
· Create accessibility
· Enable equal opportunity
· Support cooperation
· Achieve sustainability
· Promote target group oriented marketing

2. Innovation content (maximum score 30)
· New to the community
· Novelty for the region
· Example effect beyond the region

3. Importance for the region (maximum score 50)
· Effect within the local community
· Project spans several communities
· Project has territorial effect
· Integration into an overall measure or cooperation
· Cooperation with other LEADER regions

Only projects that score at least 55 points (threshold) can be funded. Premium funding is possible if the project makes a direct contribution to achieving at least three cross-sectional goals (see p. 2 Information on LEADER funding). In the case of public sponsors, it also applies that these projects have to be implemented via association community boundaries. For premium funding, 90 points must be achieved. Subsequently, a ranking of the submitted projects is formed and selected according to the available budget. In principle, the prioritization of projects is based on the score determined by the selection panel. The higher the score, the more priority the project will have.


Phase 4: Application for funding

After being selected by the LAG decision-making body, the formal application is made via the LAG to the Supervision and Services Directorate Trier by the project sponsor. Please note that a funding application under the positive selection decision of the LAG must always be submitted to the Authorization Office (ADD Trier) within 6 months and result in a non-timely (complete) application for the cancellation of the project-related positive selection decision and the reservation of the funding.


Phase 5: Implementation

The project can start as soon as the project developer has received an approval letter from the ADD or the approval of the early start of the project. The project bearer may also ...

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LAG Rheinhessen c/o Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Landkreis Alzey-Worms

Regionalmanagerin Sandra Lange

Ernst-Ludwig-Straße 36

55232 Alzey

Tel: (0049) 6731 408 1023
E-Mail: lag@alzey-worms.de

Contact details:

LAG Rheinhessen c/o Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft für den Landkreis Alzey-Worms

Ernst-Ludwig-Straße 36

55232 Alzey

Tel: (0049) 6731 408 1023
E-Mail: lag@alzey-worms.de

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