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IW Rural Fund - Local Action Group Panel Meetings

On this page you will find updates and information on decisions made at the Isle of Wight Rural Fund Local Action Group Panel Meetings. Please see the download section for individual meeting papers.

The IW Local Action Group operates with a membership of representatives drawn from all the key Local Development Strategy (LDS) areas. This provides coverage of all the key sectors within the LDS whilst also allowing efficient and consistent decision making.

All members are willing and able to contribute to the aims of the LAG by virtue of either financial resources, influence, expertise or commitment of time. By becoming a member of the LAG, individuals/organisations accept these principles and in doing so commit themselves to supporting the aims of the LDS.

Member organisations undertake processes within their own constitutions to confirm the existing or if necessary determine a new, appropriate representative for the LAG. All members have one representative and one vote.

An independent chair, who is a land-based business person, is elected as a core member with no specific portfolio.

Membership of the LAG is:
 Independent Chair
 Country Land and Business Association – private
 Isle of Wight Council – public
 Natural Enterprise (Managing Agent) – private
 Community Action Isle of Wight – private
 Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and Tourism – private
 National Farmers Union – private
 Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

Membership of the LAG is periodically reviewed to ensure it remains fit for purpose. As/when its remit evolves the membership of the LAG needs to reflect these changes. New member representatives may only take up their position with the majority support of the existing members.