LEADER is a grant funding programme aimed at rural development, economic growth and the creation of jobs in the North Warwickshire, Hinckley and Bosworth .

Grants of between £2,500 – £75,000 are available for businesses, social enterprises, farmers, woodland owners, and community organisations/groups, who aim to deliver a project that will have an impact on the local rural economy. This may include the creation of new jobs, developing the business and increasing turnover, the creation of new products or the use of new technologies.
Eligible activity may include:
• Construction costs
• Purchasing of equipment (non consumables)
• Marketing and promotion (excluding printing)

It is currently open for Outline Applications.  Projects must support the local rural economy by creating jobs, increasing business turnover, or increasing the number of visitors to the area.

It must fit into one of the six priorities:

Farming productivity
Micro and small enterprise including farm diversification
Cultural and heritage
Rural services
Forestry productivity

The project must be in the LEADER area which is the rural expanse of North Warwickshire and Hinckley and Bosworth.

If you have a project idea that requires financial support then please get in touch with the LEADER Team to see if you are eligible to apply.

LEADER Programme Team
01827 719 271