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LEADER aims to improve the competitiveness and diversification of the farming and forestry industry, whilst supporting small businesses, creating growth and boosting productivity in rural communities.
We have a number of LEADER programmes in our area. The main ones, in terms of the GCGP area covered, are Rural Peterborough and Rutland; the Cambridgeshire Fens; West Norfolk; and the Eastern Plateau.
LEADER programmes are local, community-driven initiatives, each managed by a Local Action Group (LAG). These programmes can support projects that:
To be eligible for funding, businesses must be located within:
The LEP recently ran a rural funding workshop which included presentations from all the LEADER programmes across GCGP and New Anglia LEP areas. Click here to download the presentation.
The 2014-20 LEADER programme is delivered across England as part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), funded from the European Agricultural Development Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).