To support the CLLD programme, a Local Action Group (LAG), made up of community representatives, public, private and voluntary organisations, has been established to explore the issues, agree the best solutions and activities, and monitor the programme's progress.
The LAG was set up at the start of the programme in 2016 and is a community-based forum for overseeing the development and implementation of the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme in Sunderland until the conclusion of programme delivery in 2022.
The LAG is a group of community representatives, voluntary and community organisations, local businesses and public sector representatives who have come together to support and drive the delivery of CLLD, and in particular to improve and maximise opportunities within the local economy. The LAG currently comprises 14 representatives from the VCS/residents, public and private sectors, including representation from each of the 4 Area Committees in the CLLD area.
The specific tasks of the LAG are to:
Sunderland City Council is the Accountable Body for this programme and the LAG reviews its membership on an annual basis. The Accountable Body is the organisation responsible for ensuring sound and robust financial management and accountability for the funds, management, monitoring and evaluation of CLLD activities and outcomes.
The Accountable Body's primary responsibilities are to: