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We are pleased to announce the Highland LEADER Programme is now fully committed and we are not accepting any new applications at the moment
In this section you can find out all the information you need to apply for LEADER funding.
Resources are targeted at those rural areas identified as most in need, based on basic qualifying criteria such as sparsity of population, but importantly addressing issues such as ageing population, rural depopulation and job losses.
The basic principles of LEADER are; local involvement, community benefit, equal opportunities, innovation, sustainable development, sharing lessons learned and working with other areas.
Application form and guidance document
Please note that before you submit an application you must have either spoken with your Local Development Officer or submitted an enquiry form about your project. If you have submitted an enquiry form please do not start on your full application until you have received feedback.
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the application form and guidance please contact the Secretariat.