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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LEADER PROGRAMME IS COMING TO AN END AND SOME OF THE DEVON LAGs HAVE NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS.
Businesses and organisations across rural Devon can apply for funding for activities to develop the rural economy. There are five LEADER programmes in Devon providing 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:
To find out which LAG covers your area, refer to the ‘Map of Approved LEADER groups’ which can be found here