LEADing Rural Business Programme (LEADER) eligibility

Your idea must make a contribution to the rural economy; either directly by creating or safeguarding jobs and/or growing a business or indirectly through activity that will make a difference to the local economy.

You must be a micro or small enterprise, a farmer, a community group or a charity ( please refer to Applicant Handbook for a full list of who is able to apply).

You can apply for between £2,500 - £20,000; see details of match funding requirements under individual priorities.  If your project will create a significant, but realistic increase in jobs we may be able to consider an application for a larger grant amount. 

Your project idea must be well-developed with a robust and viable business plan.  By Full Application stage you must be ready to start, and have all necessary permissions in place.

For more information on eligibility please see the Applicant Handbook.


Eligible Areas

The funded activity must take place in the Worcestershire LEADER area; please enter your postcode below to find out if LEADER funding is available in your area.

How to Apply