Looking for LEADER projects 2009: LARGE or SMALL!

Posted: 4.02.09

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 conslusion in March 2014. Further details of all these projects will be posted here in the New Year.

Is your community group putting together an innovative rural development project?

Does your project involve;
i) developing, promoting and celebrating the South Pennines’ distinctive cultural heritage and landscape?
ii) developing and promoting the strong “sense of place” felt by communities across the South Pennines?
iii) assisting in the promotion and development of the tourism and recreational economy in a sustainable manner?
iv) improving the quality of life of South Pennine communities by assisting in equitable access to services and allowing residents to benefit from sustainable community facilities?

We are calling for community projects that could be funded under the South Pennines LEADER programme

Larger projects will be expected to fit the themes, objectives and priorities outlined in the application pack and here on line.

Above all, the Local Action Group recognises that it has a limited budget and so it is looking for multi-objective projects that are DISTINCTIVE, INNOVATIVE, involve WIDE PARTNERSHIP WORKING, represent GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY and those which leave a LASTING LEGACY to the South Pennines LEADER area.

For details of how to apply and to view all the funding terms and conditions please click* here.

For smaller scale projects there is now a Small Grants Fund for those groups wanting funding from £500 – £2000.

If you wish to seek LEADER funding please contact Ruth Hair before making any application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yorkshire Water United Utilities Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council National Farmers Union
South Pennines Association Lancashire County Council Pennine Heritage Kirklees Council Calderdale Council
Bradford District Council Northern Rail Natural England Environment Agency The National Trust