Six LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) cover all the rural areas of Swindon and Wiltshire, making grant funding available to all types of rurally-based businesses.
Six LEADER Local Action Groups (LAGs) cover all the rural areas of Swindon and Wiltshire, making grant funding available to all types of rurally-based businesses. The LEADER Programme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), delivered nationally by DEFRA in partnership with local authorities and communities. Wiltshire Council acts as the Accountable Body overseeing four of the six Wiltshire LAGs These provide European funding to create jobs, stimulate new business start-ups and growth in rural areas.
LEADER has six national priorities:
If you need to develop your business please contact the Programme Manager for your Local Action Group before completing an Outline Application.
The LEADER LAGs map will help you identify your Local Action Group:
You can also find more information on the GOV.UK website.
Local Action Group
North Wessex Downs
Heart of Wessex
023 8028 5588
For further information on any of the LEADER Programme contact Alison Morgan at Wiltshire Council on 07795 338923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that both the EU rural development fund LEADER and RDPE Growth Programmes are offering rural business grants in Swindon and Wiltshire, this short guide helps potential applicants to understand how the programmes compare. In most the simple terms, LEADER is an established community-level decision-making partnership, supporting local economic development in rural areas. There are six LEADER programmes operating in Wiltshire and Swindon, covering nearly all rural locations, with a total of over £6m of grants available - £5,000 up to £100,000.