The Penwith IAP covered a total of 20 parishes in the Penwith
District. The IAP set out how the area aimed to use Objective
One funding to improve the economy and quality of life. The
IAP sought to attract about £7.2 million from Objective
One throughout the area during its three year lifetime. The
IAP did not control or hold any money for projects, but provided
a local framework for supporting project applications. The IAP
was led by The Towards Prosperity for Penwith Partnership Board
with cira 12 members including representatives from
the public, private and voluntary sectors from within the area.
The approval of the Board was required for each project to ensure
it meets the wider aims of the IAP before a bid is submitted
to GOSW. Three facilitators and one administrator were employed
to support the IAP who were all based at Penwith District Council
Offices, Penzance. The IAP also shared with South Kerrier IAP
a Programme Manager, Finance Manager and Programme Administrator.
The facilitators provide technical advice and project development
support for Objective One applications, they helped to find matched
funds for eligible projects and work with groups and project
applicants to develop their capacity to raise funds and manage
their projects. All of the IAP staff were employed by Rural Economic
Partnership Ltd – a not for profit organisation wholly
owned by Cornwall Enterprise. REP offices were based in pool
and also employ staff for the South Kerrier and Carrick IAPs.