Rose Regeneration


Yorkshire Dales LEADER

Yorkshire Dales LEADERWe produced a evaluation of the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme.

The report follows a logic path through the evidence – considering the research that was undertaken to produce the Local Development Strategy through to the outputs, outcomes and strategic added value delivered by the programme.

Fit for the Future?

Fit for the futureWe produced a report for East Midlands Council to help Local Authorities improve their economic development practice and learn from each other.

This study highlights how the recession and economic downturn placed financial pressure on Councils, and led communities and businesses to place increasing demands on services. At the same time, it draws attention to the huge range and variety of activities undertaken by Councils to respond.

Northern Lincolnshire LEADER

Northern Lincolnshire LEADERWe prepared a strategy for the Local Action Group in Northern Lincolnshire.

The strategy provides an overview of the LAG area and its distinctiveness as well as some priorities for local action. The programme is open for applications until 2020 and has £2.1 million available for projects that will create jobs and economic growth.

Lincoln Cathedral

Economic and social impact of the cathedral jpegWe produced a report on the global significance of Lincoln Cathedral as a visitor attraction.

This flagship report, produced during Ivan and Jessica’s time at Globe Regeneration, analysed quantitative and qualitative data to understand the  economic, community and cultural significance of this iconic building.

Evaluation of the North York Moors, Coast & Hills LEADER Programme


We recently launched our report on the North York Moors, Coast and Hills LEADER Programme at Fountains Abbey.

This short report summarises the findings of the evaluation of the North York Moors, Coast & Hills LEADER Programme.

The report was launched on 16 October at Fountains Abbey.

Some 200+ people attended the event to celebrate what the Programme has achieved and what opportunities there are to expand and grow into in the future..

National Review of LEADER Programme

Review of the Leader Approach for Delivering the Rural Development programme for EnglandRose Regeneration helped review the LEADER Approach for delivering the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

LEADER is a European funding programme for rural communities.

Rose Regeneration and the universities of Lincoln and London undertook a national review of the current programme and the extent to which it demonstrated value-for-money.

We also assessed the economic, social and environmental benefits it had delivered; how delivery processes could be improved; and what the programme might look like from 2014.

Local Nature Partnerships

South Pennines Local NatureWe worked with Pennine Prospects to develop a detailed picture of socio economic conditions across the South Pennines landscape – to maximise the impact of future programmes and funding bids.

We are also working with the Wildlife Trust to understand what peoples’ aspirations are for some of Cornwall’s wild and special places.

For more information about these projects, please contact

Putting the Spotlight on Farming Communities

Putting the spotlight on farming communitiesOur report, Putting the Spotlight on Farming Communities, was launched by Tim Farron MP (Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming) at the House of Commons on 21 May 2013.

Tim Farron described the report as “a powerful local response to that old mantra think globally act locally. These networks are not about farming in some abstract or narrow sense. They have wider beneficial impacts for the communities in which they are based and the environment”.

The Farmer Networks project was commissioned by the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) with financial support from Solway Border & Eden and Cumbria Fells & Dales Leader Local Action Groups, the Lake District National Park Authority, Natural England and the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

For more information about this project, please contact

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Challenges Facing Farmers

Challenges facing farmersOur Challenges Facing Farmers study looked at the issues facing upland farming communities, as well as possible responses to them.

The research was funded by Oxfam and co-produced with UTASS. It was launched at a Policy Roundtable chaired by Stuart Burgess (Commission for Rural Communities) on 12 October.

The report has received coverage on the BBC Sunday Politics Show and in Farmers Weekly, the NFU, the Herald, the Westmorland Gazette and from the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hill Farming Tim Farron and RuSource.

For more information about this work, please email

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

Yorkshire Dales Local Food Map

2008Our booklet is about encouraging more robust and locally sustainable food systems in the Yorkshire Dales.

People across the Yorkshire Dales are already taking an active role in growing, eating, cooking, selling and learning about the food that they consume.

This booklet out some positive opportunities for communities across the Yorkshire Dales (indeed communities everywhere) to thrive during what is proving to be a difficult time.

Amid economic pressures (e.g. funding cuts, job losses) and mounting environmental concerns (e.g. climate change), we hope to empower and foster a ‘can do’ attitude.