Once you have submitted your application, the application will be verified and then assessed by the relevant members of the releavant LAG Sub Group (Young People / SME / Broadband / Community Capacity) and then assessed every two months by the full Local Action Group. Submission and assessment dates can be found here. The Local Action Group assessment considers factors such as how closely the project meets the aims of the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Programme, engagement of the community in the project, the sustainability of the project and how innovative the project is.
It is likely that the maximum grant achievable from LEADER will be 50% of total eligible costs. Projects requesting less than £1000 from LEADER will be ineligible. As LEADER is not able to fully fund any project you will be required to demonstrate that you have match funding in place before your application will be considered.
If you are seeking funding of less than £5,000, there is a fast track process for assessments, whereby, the application can be submitted at any time, with decisions made on a rolling basis without the need to wait until the next Local Action Group Meeting.
Assessments of applications seeking funding of more than £5,000 will be made at the next Local Action Group Meeting. Such meetings are likely to take place quarterly with deadlines for submission of applications for the meeting published in this section of the site in advance.
Offer of Funding
Once the LAG has assessed the application, you will be informed of the decision immediately.
For those projects which are successful, an offer letter will be sent, detailing the funding offer, which must be accepted in writing within 14 days of the date on which the offer letter was issued. The project must not commence until after the offer letter has been signed and returned to the LEADER office.