East Leicestershire LEADER is now Open for Applications (East Midlands)
The next call for proposals through the Leader programme for East Leicestershire has opened for applications. Leader is a European funding programme designed to support the development of the rural economy by providing grants to small businesses and communities. Priorities to be addressed through this call are to improve the productivity and exploit diversification opportunities for well-connected and innovative land based businesses; to promote a growing food and drink sector producing and promoting high quality local foods; and to support active and inclusive communities that are able to provide local services. The programme will run from 2015-2020 with almost €2 million (approximately £1.5 million) available in total for the East Leicestershire area. The maximum grant that can be applied for is £75,000. The closing date for applications is the 24th July 2017.