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 FOREST AND TEWKESBURY BOROUGH LEADER PROGRAMME IS NOW FULLY ALLOCATED. IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED ON A RESERVE BASIS (UP UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST 2019) THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE PROGRAMME TEAM  TO DISCUSS FURTHER. PLEASE BE AWARE HOWEVER THAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIKELY TO BE EXTREMELY LIMITED AND COMPETITIVE WITH NO FURTHER FUNDING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

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