VERY IMPORTANT!! Initial Interest Forms via the “Project Idea?” tab will no longer be accessible after the end of August 2018; due to the programme closing in 2019.
LEADER is a rural development / funding programme available to farmers, foresters, community enterprises and rural-based businesses. Our Local Action Group (LAG) has secured £1.6m to run the current LEADER Programme between 2015 and 2020.
There are 6 priority areas for investment: Farming productivity, Micro and small businesses (including farm diversification), Tourism / the visitor economy, Forestry productivity, Rural services and, Culture and Heritage.
The LAG can allocate grant funding to local for projects which create jobs, help the business to grow and which benefit the rural economy.
Please see the “Applying for LEADER funding” page for more details.