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Atlantic and Moor LAG priorities:

  • Supporting business start ups
  • Improving business productivity
  • Developing business collaborations
  • Provision of focused business support and advice
  • Making the most of skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship
  • Enabling business activities
  • Supporting growth and development in existing businesses
  • Developing solutions to retain/cycle funds in the local economy
  • Town centre and village revitalisation

LEADER National Priorities:

  • Support micro and small businesses and farm diversification
  • Boost rural tourism
  • Increase farm productivity
  • Increase forestry productivity
  • Provide rural services
  • Provide cultural and heritage activities

Projects must deliver at least one priority from both the local and national priorities

In order to achieve DEFRA's LEADER priorities and the Atlantic and Moor's strategic objectives the Atlantic and Moor LEADER LAG has set 9 specific and deliverable priorities, listed above, that will guide our grant investments and the selection criteria for projects.

At all times priority will be given to projects that deliver growth as a primary output although consideration will also be given to projects that deliver growth as a secondary output as long as this can be proved and measured.

In 2015/16 activity will primarily take the form of grants to businesses/organisations that are classified as small and micro businesses (under 50 FTEs) and grants issued will range from a minimum of £2,500 to a normal maximum threshold of £35,000.  However, larger grants will also be considered on a case by case basis where no duplication of activity planned under the EAFRD Growth Programme, Countryside Productivity and Countryside Stewardship can be demonstrated.

Download the funding guidance

Click on the links to download the Expression of Interest form, How to complete an Expression of Interest, the Applicant Handbook and Local Development Strategy.  Additional background information can be downloaded below.

Expression of Interest

How to complete an Expression of Interest

Applicant Handbook
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Local Development Strategy
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Quick start instructions

  1. Download and read the Applicant Handbook- this will help determine your eligibility and the 'priority' which fits your project.
  2. Contact the LEADER Project Co-ordinator to check the eligibility of your project.
  3. Download the Expression of Interest form and the guidance to complete it.  Contact the Co-ordinator if you have any queries.
  4. Complete and email the form to the Co-ordinator at the email address below.

Background information

LEADER Delivery Plan
AMLAG Delivery plan

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The delivery plan is based on the consultation activity that informed the AMLAG Local Development Strategy submission as well as further discussions by the AMCLAG.  It outlines the activities to be delivered to achieve the strategy.

Outline Application deadlines (approx 3 weeks before meeting)
  • 27 December 2016
  • 31 January 2017
  • 04 April 2017
  • 23 May 2017
  • 18 July 2017
  • 05 September 2017
  • 24 October 2017
2017 LAG meeting dates
  • 17 January
  • 28 February
  • 25 April
  • 13 June
  • 08 August
  • 26 September
  • 14 November

Eligibility status of costs/items under Priority 1- Farm Productivity

Atlantic and Moor LEADER Project Co-ordinator

Jon Teague

Tel: 01872 326751   Mob: 07484 010456


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