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Essential Criteria for a Successful Application

ALL Projects must:

  • fit with the priorities for LEADER funding; and
  • EITHER directly support the rural economy eg through creating jobs and/or developing micro and small sized rural businesses OR significantly contribute to improving the local rural economy eg by increasing visitors to a particular area or providing an essential rural service.

 Projects must also:

  • be located within the South Pennines LEADER area 
  • be based on a clearly defined evidence of need;
  • be financially viable;
  • be environmentally, economically and socially sustainable;
  • offer good value for money and clearly illustrate why public finance is essential.