LEADER. South Pennines Leader 2008-2013
The South Pennines LEADER Local Action Group has now allocated all of its £2.4M to projects across the South Pennines. The fund is therefore now closed to new applications.
There are some really outstanding projects in the LEADER programme and much has, and will, be achieved as projects progress to their conclusion in December 2013.
Leader funded : Midgley Community Room
What is Leader?
LEADER is a community-led approach to rural development, focusing on basic services for communities, culture and heritage, village development, and renewal. It brings together those people who have an interest in encouraging and supporting rural development. If you would like to find out more about the LEADER approach, we recommend that you read The LEADER Approach – A Basic Guide, a useful European Commission booklet.
The funding for LEADER is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England., which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union, and is administered by Pennine Prospects in the South Pennines.
Information about the EU Commission’s rural development activity can be found here
Leader funded : Redacre Growing Project, Mytholmroyd
What is happening in the South Pennines?
Pennine Prospects runs the Leader programme covering the South Pennines. The Programme crosses borders, covering areas in West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
The South Pennines Local Development Strategy sets out how the LEADER programme will be delivered in the South Pennines and defines how appropriate activities will be funded through such a programme.
The core strategy is available here Download (Core strategy).
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development : Europe investing in rural areas
Leader funded : Two Valleys Radio