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Funding for the future in Moray

Please note: the final deadline for applications to Moray LEADER has now passed.

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.

The final deadline for applications for LEADER funding has now passed, and we currently have more than 20 applications in the pipeline. It is likely that these applications will enable us to commit our entire budget by the end of March 2019.

If that situation changes and there is an opportunity for more funding applications, we will let people know through our newsletter, website and Facebook pages.

You can sign up to our newsletter on the home page of this website.

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.