How to apply

LEADing Rural Business Programme (LEADER) how to apply

Check that your idea fits with our priorities for rural Worcestershire.

We are here to guide you through the process and are happy to talk things through with you in person and/or on the phone.

Give us a call to discuss your idea and get an application form:

Emma Anderson
LEADER Programme Assistant
Lead contact for Priority 1 - Support to increase farm productivity
Priority 2 - Support for micro and small businesses and farm diversification.
Priority 6 - Support for increasing forestry productivity
eanderson@Worcestershire.gov.uk
01905 845306

Elspeth McQueen
LEADER Programme Manager
Lead contact for Priority 3 - Support for rural tourism
Priority 4 - Provision of rural services
Priority 5 - Support for cultural & heritage activity.
LEADER1@worcestershire.gov.uk
01905 846872

If you have a great idea, but you are not sure if it meets all the requirements of the relevant priority you can still give us a call to discuss it; we are always interested to hear about new and exciting projects.  We may also be able to direct you towards other suitable sources of funding.

Application Process

This is a 2 stage process:

•    Expression of interest to assess the eligibility of your organisation and your project idea
•    If you are successful at expression of interest you will be invited to submit a Full Application

Full Applications are appraised and then referred to the Worcestershire Local Action Group for final decision.

Funding Rounds