About LEADER funding
The LEADER fund has re-opened until 9 August 2020. This funding call is for the purchase of capital equipment only. We will not accept the construction of buildings, development of marketing materials and landscaping.
The LEADER fund has re-opened until 9 August 2020.
This funding call is for the purchase of capital equipment only. We will not accept the construction of buildings, development of marketing materials and landscaping.
LEADER funding is part of the Rural Development Programme for England. It supports projects that create jobs, business growth and benefits to the rural economy.
All projects must support one or more of the six LEADER priorities: These are to:
- support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
- boost rural tourism
- increase farm productivity
- increase forestry productivity
- provide rural services
- provide cultural and heritage activities
Local Action Groups
Local Action Groups (LAGs) help to deliver the funding to businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers.
LAGs include people from the local community and both the public and private sector.
Each LAG decides which projects they will fund in their area. The four in Lincolnshire are:
- Coastal Action Zone
- Lindsey Action Zone
- Wash Fens
They have awarded a total of £5.9 million to local projects under the 2015-2020 LEADER scheme.
To find grants, loans and support for your business, visit Business Lincolnshire.
To find grant schemes for your community project or organisation, search the Lincolnshire Funding Portal.