What will LEADER Fund?

LEADER has 6 national priorities: (Click on each priority to find out more details.)

Support to increase farm productivity

Support for micro and small businesses (non-agricultural) and farm diversification

Support for rural tourism

Provision of rural services

Suport for cultural and heritage activity

Support for increasing forestry productivity

Making it Local has its own priorities which are:

Raise business performance and local employment

  • To increase the number of well planned, productive, ambitious businesses who create more local and wider markets.

Connect communities

  • To support our communities and businesses to make connections and work together, to build local assets and sustainable solutions

Optimise Sustainable Local Resource Use

  • To realise the economic potential of the local environment, both as a resource and as a marketing tool, as a means to enhance prosperity and to sustain environmental quality

More details about Making it Local can be found in our Local Development Strategy (LDS).