Support for Local Enterprise

Support for Local Enterprise

Support for Local Enterprise

Support for Local Enterprise

Forest and Tewkesbury Borough LEADER

What is LEADER?

 

The LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The programme is open to applications from a wide range of organisations (including businesses) for projects which are able to create new jobs and contribute towards the economic development of the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury Borough.

 

We are able to fund projects across a number of priority areas including farm productivity/ diversification, business development, tourism/heritage, basic services and forestry. The programme (which is open until December 2018) was established following a successful bid to Defra in Autumn 2014.

 

THE LEADER PROGRAMME CLOSED TO NEW EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN DECEMBER 2018. PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER THAT THERE IS A LIMITED WINDOW FOR PRIORITY 2 PROJECTS (BUSINESS SUPPORT) TO SUBMIT EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST UP UNTIL 10AM ON JANUARY 23RD 2019.

“EU funding to support projects which create jobs and contribute to the economic development of the local area”