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. All available funding has been allocated and the grant scheme is now closed to new applications. Monitoring of approved projects continues.
The LEADER programme is managed by a partnership body called the West of England Local Action Group. The partnership is supported by the West of England Rural Network on behalf of the accountable body, the West of England Combined Authority.