REAL Devon Local Action Group (LAG)

The LAG (Local Action Group) is the Partnership body which directs the delivery of the REAL Devon Programme. It needs to have representation across social, environmental and economic interests. The REAL Devon LAG is made up of the following groups:

  • Executive Members Group (EMG) – this is the decision making body and managing group for the LAG.
  • Wider LAG – gives the programme its accountability with a wide membership from the local and wider communities, and informs the overall direction for the Programme. This group meets once or twice a year.
  • Programme Stakeholders – interested groups, organisations, businesses and individuals from the programme area’s wider community. They receive regular programme information, are invited to events and will be able to submit projects and activities for funding.

The Programme Team

REAL Devon now has a staff team in place, jointly managing the Making it Local LAG in addition to REAL Devon. They are hosted by the Accountable Body for the programme, Devon County Council and will be based partly at County Hall and partly in Tiverton.

Mirela Doana, our Programme Manager, joined the team in November 2017 and has a background in European Funding. Mirela has worked on many EU projects in Romania over the last 6 years and has extensive experience in grants administration, finance and project management.

Kevin Booker, our Programme Officer, joined the team in April 2019 and has a background in Financial Services project management and charity based event management.