Leader Programme

Welcome to Leader

Leader is part of the 2014- 2020 Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP). It is a funding imitative supported by the Scottish Government and the European Union. The Fife Leader programme is one of the 21 similar programmes across Scotland which support economic and community development. Leader will deliver support of around £52m to rural area projects across Scotland.

LEADER adopts a bottom-up approach to delivering funding support to communities, businesses and farms looking to diversify. The programme aims to enhance the capacity of local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and encourage innovation to achieve local development objectives.

LEADER funds are now fully committed and we will not be accepting anymore expressions of interest.