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Introducing Kieran Carr, LEADER Programme Manager

Kieran has worked for Cambridgeshire ACRE for 18 months having joined in April 2015 as LEADER

Programme Manager. During this time he has established the new Cambridgeshire Fens programme working closely with the Local Action Group (LAG) to develop the business model being used for programme delivery. He has already supported a number of projects through the application process and is looking to focus on bringing more project ideas to successful funding outcomes.

Originally from Stockport, after leaving school Kieran spent 15 years in the Electricity Supply Industry, including being a sponsored under graduate obtaining a BA (Hons) in Business Studies.

He left the industry in the early 90’s to run his own pub/restaurant business, which is how he arrived in Cambridgeshire.

Selling the business after five successful years, Kieran joined the charity sector spending 16 years working in service development and management primarily supporting people with disabilities across a range of issues. This included securing and working on a number of European funded projects particularly the European social Fund, (ESF). During this time he also successfully studied for a Post Graduate Diploma in Management & Leadership at Henley Business School (University of Reading).

Kieran lives in Haddenham with his wife and three daughters. In his spare time he enjoys following sport and is a level 1 football coach, managing a girl’s football team in Haddenham.

Introducing Alison Earl, LEADER Monitoring and Administration Officer

Alison joined the LEADER team in 2016 and is now focused on supporting businesses and community groups through the grant application process.

Before joining Cambridgshire ACRE, Alison worked in education in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. During this time Alison taught in a variety of schools, worked as a Special Needs Advisor, as a Mathematics Consultant and led a Teaching School Alliance. Alison’s role as head teacher for 7 years included achieving an Outstanding Ofsted for her school. Her skills and experiences have been transferred to ensure the smooth running of various grant funding programmes.

Having lived for nearly 30 years in a Cambridgshire village, Alison has a keen interest in all aspects of rural life. She has enjoyed raising her three children in the village community and is committed to developing the rural economy, improving local services and enhancing cultural, recreational and environmental provision to improve the quality of life for communities.

Out of work Alison takes an active role in her local church, tries to keep fit by walking her dog and running, including several charity half marathon runs.

For further information on the Cambridgeshire Fens LEADER programme contact:

Kieran Carr at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 01353 865047 or by email

Alison Earl at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 01353 865044 or by email




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