LEADER grant funding is part of the Rural Development Programme for England. This aims to improve the competitiveness of farming and forestry, support a diverse and successful rural economy and help to develop vibrant and thriving rural communities.
LEADER grants can be used for projects that will support:
- increasing farm productivity
- small business growth and farm diversification
- rural tourism
- rural services
- cultural and heritage activity
- increasing forestry productivity.
You can view examples of projects funded by the 2008-13 LEADER programme below.