Funding for the future in Moray

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.

Please note: the next deadline for full applications is 26 October 2018. 

Because of Brexit, we need to commit our entire budget by 29 March 2019 – and that means we won’t be accepting any project applications after January 2019.

A strong LEADER application can take 2–3 months to develop, so if you have an idea for a project suitable for LEADER funding, you should start thinking about your application NOW!

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.