Bales of fun in Angus
Cattle in a field at Kinnordy
House of Dun Gardens
Monikie Country Park
View from Bridge of Dun
LEADER is a European Rural Development programme funded from European and Scottish Government money and is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP).
Angus LEADER has a fund of over £2million available for projects in rural Angus. The programme will run until all funds are fully committed or up to the point the UK leaves the EU whichever comes first.
Applications are open to public and private bodies, small and micro businesses, individuals and community groups.
Grants are awarded by the Angus Local Action Group to projects that support the delivery of the Local Development Strategy. Successful applicants need to show how their project will help to deliver one or more of these strategic objectives.
Build community capacity
Individuals and communities will have increased skills, knowledge and confidence to take forward development and regeneration projects that will make a difference locally
Communities and individuals will have stronger sense of identity and pride in the place that they live, and in Angus
The inequalities for young people, disadvantaged groups and vulnerable communities will be reduced
Individuals and communities will have increased access to digital connectivity
Individuals and communities will have increased knowledge, skills and confidence to develop and access digital connectivity and make use of it
The physical links between people and places will be better , greener and meet local needs
Develop community assets and facilities
More community facilities will be fit for purpose and better used by communities
More communities will manage and own local assets
The natural and cultural heritage of the local area will be enhanced and conserved
Strengthen local economy
Micro Businesses and social enterprises will have increased support to develop in a sustainable way
Individuals have increased knowledge and skills
More services are locally delivered by social enterprises and community businesses
Scottish Government requires minimum ring fenced allocations of 10% of our overall budget.
Small Rural Business Support
This short film highlights some of the successful projects from the 2007 -2013 programme.
European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
LEADER Funding is also available from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund and aims to support the sustainable development of coastal communities located in Angus and North & South Aberdeenshire. Fisheries funding will be targeted on coastal settlements with demonstrable associations with the fisheries sector and projects which align with the priorities of each area’s Local Development Strategy and EMFF objectives.
The EMFF programme aims to promote economic diversification both within and outwith the fisheries sector as well as build capacity of fisheries communities across the European Union through local projects that build knowledge and skills, add value to fisheries products and in turn facilitate innovation and cooperation in fisheries areas.
Angus is partnering with North & South Aberdeenshire and has formed the North East of Scotland Local Action Group (NESFLAG).
Angus has an allocation of £114,960
Further information can be found on the NESFLAG website
The LEADER Team
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The Communities We Serve
“I think it's pretty much the only platform of its kind in this area that allows young people to learn about music in a way that doesn't feel like you're tied to guitar or piano lessons.”DD8 Music
“12 years ago there was nowhere other than schools or paid rehearsal space for young musicians. Having our own place and seeing so many musicians develop music and lifelong friendships has for me been the best part of DD8 Music.”DD8 Music