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On this site you will find all the latest information about the South Pennines LEADER programme.  If you have any questions please do get in touch with us for more information.

We are not accepting any further applications at present.  Please keep an eye on the website for any changes.

LEADER funding uses local knowledge to promote a joined-up "bottom up" community-led delivery of rural development grants.

Following the successful completion of the LEADER programme 2008-13, the new programme which will run until 2019. 

The Local Action Group has been successful in securing in the region of £1,286,000  for projects which create jobs and economic growth in the following areas:

  • Support for increasing farm productivity;
  • Support for micro and small enterprises and farm diversification;
  • Support for rural tourism;
  • Provision of rural services;
  • Support for cultural and heritage activity;
  • Support for increasing forestry productivity.

Please use this site to find out what LEADER is all about. If you are a business and you are interested in LEADER funding please follow THE SIX STEPS FOR ACTION now. 

You can access more information about  LEADER nationally here. These central government pages are being developed at the present time and will expand over the coming months. 

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Have a look at some of our past projects from LEADER 2018-2013

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