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Somerset Levels & Moors LEADER

LEADER funding in the Somerset Levels & Moors area is either fully committed or close to being fully committed.


Defra and the RPA are actively considering the scope to make additional funding available. In the meantime, some projects that are eligible for LEADER might also be eligible for funding through other Rural Development Programme schemes, such as Countryside Productivity or the Growth Programme. More details about these schemes can be obtained from Gov.uk or from your local Rural Payments Agency office.


We are currently accepting potential projects for our waiting list, if you have a project in mind please get in touch.

Please be aware that the application process can take around 4 months so if you are in the planning stages please contact us so that we can provide you with further guidance before proceeding.

For further details of the Programme and the Priorities please read the Handbook which can be found by clicking HERE.

LEADER funding is EU money that is allocated via DEFRA for more information take a look at the EU Comission's rural development website. 

If you are interested in the proposed new Programme and think you may have a project with good economic benefits for the Levels and Moors then please do get in touch.  You can call Anne-Marie Spalding, Programme Manager on 01823 359242 or Laura Jensen, Programme Assistant on 01823 357105  or email levelsandmoorsleader@somerset.gov.uk



Latest News
Jun 26, 2017

The budgets for Priority 1 - Support for Farm Productivity and Priority 6 - Support for Forestry - are now fully committed and we are unable to accept any further applications.

Apr 15, 2017

Are you a trained appraiser for the LEADER Programme - we are currently recruiting for our bank of appraisers

Mar 15, 2017

We are open for applications - if you have a project in mind then please get in touch


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