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.
The LEADER application process has two key stages, both must be completed before being submitted to the Local Action Group for consideration:
Expression of interest
Expression of Interest
The submission of an EoI is the first step in applying for LEADER funding. It is your opportunity to present your initial ideas/needs to the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Team and the relevant Local Action Group subgroup.
At this stage, there is no requirement for a full project plan to be in place.
The EoI is submitted through the Scottish Rural Network www.ruralnetwork.scot/funding/leader . You must answer all the questions on the form (within the required fields). Once you have completed all the relevant sections you can submit it. Your form will be sent direct to the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Team who will then contact you to discuss the form with you. Follow up work may include a meeting and/or a request for clarification/further information. Once more information is obtained and the initiative demonstrates it will meet the objectives of the LEADER programme, the Team will then advise you whether or not the proposal should proceed to full application and guide you towards match funding that you might be eligible to apply for. You will be invited to complete the Application Form.
Applicants submitting an EoI for a cooperation project (more than one Local Action Group area) must submit the EoI to the Local Action Group, listing the other LAG areas that you anticipate the project covering.
Next Steps - visit Assessment & Approvals
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!
Support from the LEADER Team