How to Apply for Funding
LEADER is not a grant making programme. It will support activity which will test and develop new ideas and ways of working. In order to do this pre-development work LEADER can support:
  • Mentoring/Expertise – revenue costs for people who can provide particular kinds of support to organisations and groups to help them develop their own skills and expertise. This is a different approach to training.
  • Training – revenue costs, though some small items of equipment might fall within the scope of training, for the development and delivery of more formalised courses to groups of people.
  • Research/Feasibility Studies – revenue costs for a combination of staff time and consultancy costs to undertake the background research for a specific problem or issue and the production of a comprehensive written appraisal of the issues, the alternative solutions, the financial costings, a detailed risk analysis and recommendations for the next steps.
  • Pilot Projects – small scale or limited term projects to test out a concept or try an innovative technique within the LAG area. Can contain revenue or capital expenditure within the capitalisation limits set out in the guidance.

If your community, organisation, group or business has an idea for an innovative project, please complete the “Expression of Interest” form (link below). When we receive your forms we will acknowledge that we have received them. A member of the team will contact you to discuss your idea.

If you would like to discuss your idea / project in the first instance then please contact a member of the team on 01492 576673 or email ConwyLocalActionGroup@conwy.gov.uk.

Other Funding

How to Apply

Activities eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 must align with the following six European Rural Development Priorities of:

  • fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry, and rural areas
  • enhancing competitiveness of all types of agriculture and enhancing farm viability
  • promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture
  • restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture and forestry
  • promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food and forestry sectors
  • promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.

The new Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is a fantastic opportunity to support the sustainable management of natural resources, grow rural business and improve the wellbeing of rural communities. It is designed to be innovative, adaptable and integrated in order to ensure maximum value from Rural Development Programme investments.
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Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
Schemes opening for an initial round of Expressions of Interest

Further windows are expected to be announced shortly.
The intention is that schemes will open and close regularly through the life of the programme.

Once the programme is launched an 18 month rolling timetable of scheme windows will be published in advance on the website.

Get in Touch

Find out more about funding

Email: ConwyLocalActionGroup@conwy.gov.uk   |  Tel: 01492 576673