What will LEADER fund?

Projects must support the local rural economy by creating jobs, increasing business turnover, or increasing the number of visitors to the area.

It must fit into one of the six priorities:

  • Farming productivity
  • Micro and small enterprise including farm diversification
  • Tourism
  • Cultural and heritage
  • Rural services
  • Forestry productivity

How much can I apply for?

The minimum grant that we will offer is £2,500 and the maximum is £75,000. The maximum grant rate is normally capped at 40% of the eligible project costs (some exceptions apply.)

How can I apply?

If you are interested in applying for funding please complete our Expression of Interest Form and send it back to us by email at leaderproject@northwarks.gov.uk. Please make sure you have read the LEADER Handbook and the How to fill in an Expression of Interest form before expressing interest in the LEADER grant to ensure your project fits the LEADER priorities. 

Please contact the LEADER team prior to completing an Expression of Interest form on 01827 719271.

Where is the NWHB LEADER area?

Check the LEADER map to see if you are located within the LEADER area. Projects must be delivered in the LEADER area and support the local rural economy.

Who can apply?

LEADER will fund farmers, growers, foresters, community groups and local micro and small businesses (businesses with fewer than 50 employees).

What is the deadline?

The Local Action Group (LAG) reserve the right to close the call for any new Expressions of Interest once they have received a sufficient number of eligible and successful applications.

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