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    Projects

    During the 2014-2020 programme, Moray LEADER has awarded funding to a diverse and exciting range of projects, and you can find information about them here. This page will be updated as new projects are approved and existing ones make progress. 


    Findhorn Social Enterprise Hub

    Ekopia Resource Exchange Ltd have been awarded funding to build and establish a Social Enterprise Hub, the aim of which is to provide a collaborative, supportive and affordable working space for innovative social enterprises in the Moray area.
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    Macbeths Hillock

    Karen Sutherland has been awarded funding to improve Macbeth’s Hillock from a currently undervalued tourist destination to a focal point in the promotion of Moray as the home of Macbeth.
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    Renovation of Elgin Museum for Modern Tourism

    The Moray Society have been awarded funding to help ensure that Elgin Museum, which is a public building, continues to be available to the Community and Tourists for generations to come.
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    Apple Juice Production

    Elgin's Orchard Ltd have been awarded funding to process apples, other fruit and vegetables grown in the north east of Scotland to produce bottled juice.
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    Redevelopment of Our Much Loved Skate Park

    ​KeRBS have been awarded LEADER funding for the redevelopment of the skate park in Keith. The need for a skate park was identified about 17 years ago by the local community and the fund raising began.
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    Moray Poverty Conference

    Moray Foodbank have been awarded funding to run the Moray Poverty Conference. The conference will be a free event and open to the public, it is intended that there will be a variety of speakers.
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    Glamping Development at The Loft

    Grigor Butler & Son have been awarded funding for the development of a new luxury glamping and camping site at The Loft. East Grange Farm near Kinloss.
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    Making More of Moray

    Findhorn Bay Arts have been awarded funding for activities under the banner Making More of Moray, which will take place at the same time as the Findhorn Bay Festival on 26 Sept - 1 October 2018.
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    Marcassie Farm Lodges

    Marcassie Farm Partnership have been awarded funding for farm diversification to construct and erect guest accommodation with ancillary facilities.
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    Celebrating the Spirit of Crofting

    The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) have been awarded funding to hold a two-day event in Rothes that celebrates the spirit and resilience of crofting.
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    Cabrach Distillery and Heritage Centre

    The Cabrach Trust have been awarded funding for the delivery and completion of preparatory works that will facilitate the conversion of farm steadings at Inverharroch in the Lower Cabrach and development of working historical distillery and visitor centre.
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    Discover Morays Great Places

    The Moray Council have been awarded funding for a project that will explore how Moray’s rich cultural, built and natural heritage can be further enhanced.
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    Grant Lodge Project Development

    tsiMORAY have been awarded funding to employ a Project Development Officer for the purpose of assisting the Grant Lodge Trust to complete the Community Asset Transfer business case for the transfer of Grant Lodge, Elgin from Moray Council.
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    Low Carbon Expansion of Car and Bike Sharing

    Moray Carshare have been awarded funding to expand their operations in order to bring the benefits of car and bike sharing to more parts of Moray.
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    Reach Out and ReBoot Plastics and Waste Project

    Moray Reach Out have been awarded funding to work in collaboration with fellow social enterprise ReBOOT to share information, expertise and knowledge to develop their recycling and training enterprises. The idea is to carry out a practical feasibility study to establish a greater understanding about plastics in Moray and ways to process and use the plastic waste they receive from their customers.
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    Gaining Ground

    The Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) have been awarded funding for the, which is based on the idea of Social Crofting/Care Farming, the concept of green care i.e. the promotion of social, mental and physical wellbeing through working of the land. This is a cooperation Project with Highland LEADER.
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    Ecovillage Transnational Cooperation - Preparatory Phase

    Global Ecovillage Network have been awarded funding for a Preparatory Project intended to promote a larger transnational cooperation project between EU-based LEADER partners, including Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and tsiMORAY, to support cross-collaboration that leads to ecovillage development in Moray communities.
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    Timber Processing and Solar PV

    Logie Timber have been awarded LEADER funding to purchase three items of modern milling equipment that will expand their production capacity for converting softwood and hardwood logs into high quality furniture grade wood and other new products.
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    Tynet Milk Vending

    Lower Mill of Tynet Farm have been awarded a LEADER grant to develop an on-farm milk vending facility, to sell organic whole milk directly to the public. The business is seeking to secure funding to enable the "Tynet Milk Vending" project to go ahead in 2019.
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    Accelerating an increase in Capacity of Green Bridge Coffee Company

    Green Bridge Organics have been awarded funding to upgrade their production and sales capacity.
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    Moray Ecovillage Development: A Model for Sustainable Community Building in Scotland

    Global Ecovillage Network have been awarded funding for a transnational cooperation project that aims to promote ecovillage development in Moray communities.
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    Portable Farm Shop

    Thorabella have been awarded funding for their farm diversification project which aims to develop a new portable farm shop​ to sell produce from the farm direct to customers​​.
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    Foraging Fortnight

    ​Foraging Fortnight is a cooperation project involving five Scottish LAG areas, supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and Scotland Food and Drink, which aims to celebrate Scotland’s natural environment and wild foods through a coordinated foraging festival.
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    From the Field to the Firkin: Windswept Brewing Company Circular Economy Project

    Windswept Brewing Co have received a grant award for their project to explore the feasibility of creating new short supply chain for Moray based microbreweries and local grain farmers. This is a transnational cooperation project between Moray LAG and GAL Burdinale-Mehaigne in Wallonia, Belgium.
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    Moray Enterprising Third Sector Collaborative

    tsiMORAY have received funding to embed a new geographically dispersed team of Community Development Officers in communities throughout Moray.
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    Wellbeing Connected Moray

    Moray Wellbeing Hub have been awarded funding to develop a new locality focused project, designed to improve the lives of people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage in Moray.
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    Creative Opportunities from Waste

    ​Going Nova have been awarded a grant to support their project designed to give a longlasting boost to upcycling of waste plastic and discarded fabric in Moray.
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    Inclusive Play Park

    Moray Sports Centre received a LEADER award to create an innovative and fully inclusive play park - the first of its kind in the North of Scotland.
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    AB56 Futures

    ​Action for Children have been awarded funding for their AB56 Futures project, to create a new support service and family learning centre for communities in the Buckie area.
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