Fund title: EU LEADER programme: Local Action Groups in Devon

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To support business growth and job creation as well as improvements to local services and facilities in rural areas

Application deadline:

Fund description:

Businesses and organisations across rural Devon can apply for funding for activities to develop the rural economy. The five LEADER programmes in Devon are open for applications for funding to support the local area. The priorities are to:

  • increase farm productivity
  • support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
  • boost rural tourism
  • provide rural services
  • provide cultural and heritage activities
  • increase forestry productivity

The funding is being administered by Local Action Groups (LAGs), each covering a specific area and focused on the things that matter most to their local economies. Funding is available directly to businesses and to organisations with innovative and collaborative ideas to create new jobs and help the rural economy to grow.

The five Devon LAGs are:

Torridge & North Devon area

Greater Dartmoor LEAF

South Devon Coastal

Making it Local

REAL Devon

To find out which LAG covers your area, refer to the ‘Map of Approved LEADER groups’ which can be found here

Further information:

refer to the LAG websites listed above