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LEADER stands for 'Liaison Entre Actions pour le Development de L’Economie Rurale' which roughly translates to 'links between actions for developing the rural economy.

LEADER is European funding sourced through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and sits alongside a variety of grants and measures to help support and develop the rural economy.

More about other sources of rural funding will be available later on the partner organisations page.

The National Managing Authority for RDPE LEADER is the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Defra is responsible to the European Commission for the successful delivery of the national programme.

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) acts as Defra’s agent in administering the financial and operational part of the Programme.

LEADER Programmes in Nottinghamshire

LEADER programmes are managed and championed locally by Local Action Groups (LAGs). South Nottinghamshire LAG is one of 80 nationally.

In Nottinghamshire there are two separate LEADER areas, administered by two separate LAGs. Check the funding eligibility and areas covered by each of the programmes:

Find Out More

To discuss a project idea or to find out how to become more involved in the local LEADER partnership, contact:

  • Craig Edson
  • South Nottinghamshire LEADER Programme Officer
  • (0115) 977 2686
  • Email Craig Edson

Funded By

EU Funding