Welcome to the West of England Rural Development Programme and the LEADER fund

Find out how people, communities and business in the rural parts of the West of England can access support and funding to create jobs and improve well-being.

The West of England is the combined area of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils.

Under the LEADER programme funds have been allocated to support the development of rural businesses, social enterprises and communities from now until March 2019. Individual grant applications for up to £40,000 are available.

The LEADER programme is managed by a partnership body called the West of England Local Action Group. Calls for applications and decision on whether applications meet the fund criteria are made by this partnership. The partnership is supported by the West of England Combined Authority as the accountable body and by the West of England Rural Network which provides the staff resource.

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The West of England Rural Development Programme is now CLOSED to new applications.  Thank you for all your interest in the programme.

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