Funding for the future in Moray

Please note: the final deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest has now passed.


Final deadline for full applications: 14 December 2018. 

LEADER is a bottom-up approach to delivering support to communities for rural development. Its aim is to increase support to local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and encourage innovation and cooperation, in order to tackle local development objectives. This includes support for non-agricultural small businesses including farm diversification enterprises.

Our aim is to commit our entire budget by 29 March 2019 – and that means we won’t currently be accepting any project applications after the middle of December 2018. 

The current Moray LEADER Programme was launched in May 2017 at Morayvia, and you can watch a short video that captures the flavour of that event.

You can find out more about LEADER in Scotland on the Scottish Rural Network website.

Moray LEADER works in partnership with the Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) which initiates a community-led approach towards the sustainable development of fisheries areas, using funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020.