How is MiL Managed?

Making it Local Action Group (LAG)

The LAG (Local Action Group) is the Partnership body which directs the delivery of the Making it Local Programme. It needs to have representation across social, environmental and economic interests. The Making it Local 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. 

Programme Team

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

Linda Wilson our Programme Manager, has been working as the programme officer for REAL Devon for Since August 2015. Linda also has a background in grants administration, finance and office project management, gained through her time at DCC and the Countryside Agency, amongst other roles.


Mirela Doana, our Programme Officer, 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.