Local Action Group
As with all other areas of the council the CHART programme has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Some CHART team activities have been refocussed to help support our communities and businesses. As a result there may be a delay in receiving a response to any enquires you make.
We are talking with the UK Managing Authorities about the disruption the current crisis has on all projects and services and have asked for their guidance on how we should proceed. We are also putting together a response to ensure CHART funds can be used in the most effective way that will help all communities and businesses recover.
We understand partners will be experiencing disruption to project plans and we are in contact with them to understand the current picture and how they might adapt to future need. We would ask you continue to deliver your projects as best as possible but record any adaptations and changes.
We will be in touch when we receive direction from the UK Managing Authorities who, for your information, are also awaiting direction from the EU Funding bodies.
In the meantime please bear with us during this period of uncertainty
CHART is a 'Community-led local development' (CLLD) programme, which means that it is led by a Local Action Group (LAG) ensuring a 'bottom-up', community based approach to investment within the area. The CHART LAG is made up of local residents as well as public, private and voluntary organisations that are committed to driving change within the local CHART community.
The LAG's role will be to consider and decide upon funding for projects, following the recommendations and advice from the CHART Executive Delivery Group (EDG), and CHART programme staff.
The LAG will also be responsible for ensuring that the CHART Strategy is adopted and reviewed and that the programme is meeting its objectives. Members will be selected to be part of the LAG to ensure there is diverse representation.
- Carole Dixon (Education Futures Trust)
- Cllr Kim Forward (Hastings Borough Council)
- Dave Brown (Bexhill College)
- Ioni Sullivan (East Sussex County Council)
- Linda Seddon (Resident)
- Martin Ward (Rother District Council)
- Penny Shimmin (Sussex Community Development Association)
- Richard Watson (NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group)
- Steve Manwaring (Hastings Voluntary Action)
- Tracey Rose (Fellowship of St Nicholas)
Local Action Group