The LEADER Programme 2014-2020 is now open for applications.
Funded by the European Union and Scottish Government, LEADER forms part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme, which funds economic environmental and social measures for the benefit of rural Scotland.
At the heart of the LEADER approach is the Local Development Strategy which is ‘bottom-up’, drawing on feedback from community consultation.
The Shetland LEADER Programme 2014-2020 has been awarded nearly £2.5 million.
Eligibility for funding is determined by the project fit to the Shetland Local Development Strategy 2014-2020 rather than the status of the applicant, allowing community groups, businesses and individuals to apply.
Further information is available through the Shetland LEADER website at www.ShetlandLEADER.org
Alternatively please contact Shetland LEADER Programme Coordinator:
c/o Shetland Islands Council Solarhus,
3 North Ness Business Park
Telephone: 01595 74 4950