Welcome to Making it Local!


Making it Local is re-opening!


We have been informed that we will be receiving some additional funding resulting from the fluctuations in the Euro exchange rates. Currently we do not know the exact value, however in addition, the RPA are creating a central fund from underspend which we will also be able to apply to if we have Full Applications (FA) ready.

Therefore, we are re-opening Making it Local for two further rounds of Full Applications.

Last submission date for EOI

Submission date for FA

Decision making date

30th May 2018

Friday 29th June 2018

15th August 2018

30th July 2018

Friday 31st August 2018

17th October 2018

Please note: although we have two dates for FAs there is a chance that we could allocate all the additional funding we can access at the August Decision Making Meeting. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that we will have any money available for the August deadline.


Please Note Priority 1a & b Support to increase farm productivity are still CLOSED to new applications. Priority 1c Processing primary agricultural produce to add value is OPEN.

If you have an eligible project and would like to apply, please send an email to makingitlocal@devon.gov.uk and request an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and tell us a little about your project.

  • What is the funding for?
  • How much funding are you looking to apply for?
  • Postcode of your project?
  • Will you create jobs and if so how many?
  • What are the timescales for your project?



The Making it Local, Local Action Group (LAG) is working with local people and businesses to develop opportunities for improving the rural economy and quality of life for people living and working in the area through a targeted grants programme called LEADER.

Our area is based on the parishes of the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs and the surrounding gateway market towns.

Our overall aim is to use the outstanding environmental quality and local human potential as a ‘springboard’ for sustainable economic growth.


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