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How to Apply

To be eligible for support from the LEADER programme, your project must contribute to one or more of the activities and targets set out in the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Programme Local Development Strategy and the Business Plan found at the bottom of this page.

Take a look at some of our currently funded projects for inspiration.

The LEADER application process has two key stages,  both must be completed before being submitted to the Local Action Group for consideration:

Next Steps - visit Assessment & Approvals


Upcoming Deadlines  


Please be aware we have fully allocated our agreed budget, at this time we are no longer accepting any new applications.

Please also keep in mind there may be other funding options you can explore too, RPK LEADER has jointly funded a project which links communities and small and micro businesses up with Crowdfunder Scotland in the Rural Perth and Kinross area to enable them to raise match funding for their project and develop crowdfunding expertise from support from Crowdfunder coaches.  Contact the RPK team and we can link you up with our Crowdfunder coach!




GDPR: LEADER Application Forms, once submitted, will be shared with  partners/special advisors to the local action group for the purpose of assessing the suitability of your project proposal in meeting the objectives of the local development strategy(ies). Partners/special advisors will not retain, share or use personal data for any other purpose. If you need further information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also refer to the Scottish Government Agriculture & Rural Economy Privacy Policy on how personal information is used and looked after. This can be found at You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you; information on how to request this or to exercise your other rights can be found in the Privacy Policy


Support from the LEADER Team

Throughout the process the LEADER Team will support you in submitting your application, therefore, if you have any questions regarding your idea for a project / initiative, how to apply, assistance in completing application forms please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Key Documents

Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Local Development Strategy 2014-2020

Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Business Plan 2014-2020






PK Leader

Environmental Services
Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD


01738 477 963


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