Staffordshire LEADER Programme – The next round of funding will open on Thursday 5th January 2017.
Outline applications (OA) will need to be submitted by Sunday 19th February 2017. If your OA is deemed to be eligible and meets the local priorities of the Staffordshire LEADER Programme, you will be invited to the full application (FA) stage.
Please contact the LEADER Programme Team (contact details on this page) to ascertain if the idea is suitable to make an application for LEADER funding. If the project is seen to meet the LEADER requirements, you’ll be sent an outline application form to complete and return. More information can be found in the LEADER Handbook.
Details of the third bidding round will be published here in early 2017.
– Please contact the Programme Team before completing an Outline Application Form –
The Programme Team will discuss your project idea with you and assess whether it fits within the Staffordshire LEADER Approach. The Programme team will also go through the application process and will explain what is required of you.
Staffordshire LEADER Programme Support Officer
Staffordshire County Council,
Tel: 01785 277902
Mobile: 07855 336995
About the Staffordshire ‘Communities Mean Business’ LEADER Programme (2014-2020)
The Staffordshire ‘Communities Mean Business’ LEADER programme is funded through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) 2014-2020 under the LEADER Approach utilising money from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
The Programme is designed to develop and deliver projects to rural areas through community led regeneration.
LEADER has been a major initiative for rural development since its launch in 1991 and has allowed rural communities to play an active role in shaping their development.
Communities’ Mean Business is being delivered through a Local Action Group consisting of public, private, voluntary and community sector organisations. Between 2009 and 2013 the programme grant funded over 40 community based projects and awarded £1.12m to rural communities across the LAG area. Combined with additional match-funding, the total investment was more than £2 million.
£2.24 million awarded to the Staffordshire ‘Communities Mean Business’ LEADER Programme (2014-2020)
Defra have announced that following a competitive bidding process, the Staffordshire LEADER Local Action Group has been awarded £2.24 million to deliver its 2014-2020 Local Development Strategy across rural parts of the county (Click here to see if you’re in the qualifying area).
This funding will be used to develop projects for local businesses, farms and communities across rural Staffordshire to help improve its rural economy.
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Please Click here to see if you’re in the LEADER qualifying area
For further details about the programme and how to apply for funding, please contact the Staffordshire LEADER Team at email@example.com or return to this website, which will be regularly updated when further information becomes available.