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LEADER 5 Rural Development Programme

Gearing up for 2015-2020!

We are gearing up for the next round of LEADER funding and based on the success of Leader 4 we hope to again include a small grant scheme for local rural businesses (grant up to £10,000, to be matched by at least 50% by the business). If you are planning to invest in your business from 2015 you can submit your project idea to us early and we’ll let you know when we are open for grant applications (likely to be after May). Click here to find the 'Project Ideas Forms' and you can find out more about the programme on our website.

As part of our bid for the funding, we have prepared a new Local Development Strategy for 2015-2020. This strategy has been developed with local people, communities, groups and businesses and sets out the priorities for Torridge and North Devon, focusing particularly on actions that will bring about economic benefits to our area.

The broad areas that the next LEADER programme will be able to support have already been set at the national level and it was under the key themes below that our local strategy has been developed:


If you have a project idea that you might like to see developed from 2015, please check that it fits with our priorities and then let us know by completing an early Project Ideas Form.

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