Worcestershire Leader Programme

About worcestershire leader programme

LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and is delivered locally by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Action Group on behalf of Defra.

The focus of the programme is on growing the economies of rural communities by enabling local people to identify and implement solutions to local problems.

 

Funding Rounds

We have an open call for all priorities, with the following key dates for 2017/18:

Call 7 Call 8 Call 9 Call 10 
Expression of interest:
27 October 2017
Expression of Interest:
19 January 2018
Expression of Interest: 13 April 2018 Expression of Interest: 6 July 2018
Full Application Deadline –
12 January 2018
Full Application Deadline Date –
30 March 2018
 Full Application Deadline –
22 June 2018
 Full Application Deadline –
14 September 2018
 LAG Decision – 28 March 2018 LAG Decision Meeting –
29 June 2018
LAG Decision Meeting – 21 September 2018 LAG Decision Meeting – 14 December 2018

What is LEADER?

LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme for England and is delivered locally by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Action Group on behalf of Defra.

The focus of the programme is on growing the economies of rural communities by enabling local people to identify and implement solutions to local problems.

More Information:

GRANTS

You can apply for between £2,500 – £50,000.

CRITERIA

To qualify, your idea must.

  • Make a contribution to the rural economy; either directly by creating or safeguarding jobs and/or a business or indirectly through activity that will make a difference to the local economy.
  • You must be a micro or small enterprise, a farmer, a community group or a charity (please refer to each priority for a full list of who is able to apply).
  • Your project idea must be well-developed with a robust and viable business plan.  By Full Application stage you must be ready to start, and have all necessary permissions in place.

    For more information on eligibility please see the Applicant Handbook

  • The funded activity must take place in the Worcestershire LEADER area; please follow the link below to find out if LEADER funding is available in your area.

Click this link to find out the availability of LEADER in your area

For all programme information and details of how apply please contact the team on 01905 677 888 or email info@business-central.co.uk. 

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