Stainsby Festival is an annual not-for profit Music and Arts Festival that has been organised by Stainsby Folk Group for the last 50 years. The Festival is run entirely by volunteers and is a registered charity.

The charity secured grant funding to help support the purchase and installation of an eco roadway,  purchase bar equipment, upgrade the site’s electrical system and develop a new marketing strategy to aid sustainability of and attract new visitors to Stainsby Festival. 

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Having the permanent roadway has negated the need to hire annually and the new pumps have meant less beer waste from leaky pipes! Take a look at the Stainsby Festival website for more information about this and next year's festival.


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Speetley Equestrian Centre have been successful in obtaining grant funding to support a project to construct a  timber clad Viewing Cabin adjacent to their main horse riding arena.   The viewing cabin has catering facilities and as well as being a welcome and warm place for spectators to watch whilst the horse riders perform,  is now hosting events throughout the year.


Please see the Speetley Equestrian Centre website for more information.


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A local farming business has been successful in obtaining a LEADER grant to support the costs of modernising their family run concern that has been trading for over 70 years.  

The business has invested in a robotic milker, this removes limits on the amount of times a cow is milked in one day, reducing the risk of mastitis and reducing any stress caused by other cows scrambling to enter the parlour. Due to reduced milking times, this will enable the business to grow the herd, increase milk production and generate growth.  The time savings made by this new technology will allow the herdsman to focus their time on the welfare of the herd.

Other supported purchases were a robotic scraper,  (to deal with the additional slurry produced by the increased frequency of cows entering the milk parlour), cow brushes and a trailing shoe (for more efficient ground slurry distribution).

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Grant funding has supported the renovation of sports facilities in  Glapwell.  A Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) has been built for local communities and sports teams to use.

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Please follow this link for more information regarding availability and access to online booking. 

LEADER grant funding has helped Eckington Parish Council make improvements to the Eckington Civic Centre to 

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Purchasing new presentation equipment and good quality audio and lighting systems in the main hall to provide multi-functional spaces attractive to a wide range of users.



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 and the purchase and refitting of new kitchen equipment and refurbishment of a toilet to enable wheelchair users easy access.