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Mersey Rural Leader Fund

LEADER is an EU programme that aims to provide funding for businesses and organisations looking to begin or expand their operations in rural areas.

What separates it from other funding programmes is that it is delivered locally rather than nationally, with decisions on how and where the grant money is spent being made by an appointed Local Action Group (LAG) of key representatives from various organisations in the local area. The funding is from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) delivered via Defra through the Rural Payments Agency.

The overarching aims of the programme are to:

  • contribute towards improving the environment and the quality of life in rural areas;
  • strengthen the rural economy by helping micro and small businesses to create and sustain employment within the area;
  • and to improve competitiveness, particularly in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

How much funding is available?

The grant amount will depend on:

  • the type of project;
  • the size of the business; and
  • the costs involved (NB: not all the costs of a project may qualify for funding).

Applications must be for a grant between a minimum of £2,500 and a maximum of £40,000.

Grants will typically be limited to a maximum of 40% of the project’s total eligible costs. However some types of projects can get higher rates.

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Location: Liverpool City Region

Value: £2.5k - £40k

Deadline: March 2019

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Mersey Rural Leader Fund - FCS Associates

Mersey Rural Leader Fund

LEADER is an EU programme that aims to provide funding for businesses and organisations looking to begin or expand their operations in rural areas.

What separates it from other funding programmes is that it is delivered locally rather than nationally, with decisions on how and where the grant money is spent being made by an appointed Local Action Group (LAG) of key representatives from various organisations in the local area. The funding is from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) delivered via Defra through the Rural Payments Agency.

The overarching aims of the programme are to:

  • contribute towards improving the environment and the quality of life in rural areas;
  • strengthen the rural economy by helping micro and small businesses to create and sustain employment within the area;
  • and to improve competitiveness, particularly in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

How much funding is available?

The grant amount will depend on:

  • the type of project;
  • the size of the business; and
  • the costs involved (NB: not all the costs of a project may qualify for funding).

Applications must be for a grant between a minimum of £2,500 and a maximum of £40,000.

Grants will typically be limited to a maximum of 40% of the project’s total eligible costs. However some types of projects can get higher rates.

Click here for more information

Location: Liverpool City Region

Value: £2.5k - £40k

Deadline: March 2019

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants
Mersey Rural Leader Fund - FCS Associates

Mersey Rural Leader Fund

LEADER is an EU programme that aims to provide funding for businesses and organisations looking to begin or expand their operations in rural areas.

What separates it from other funding programmes is that it is delivered locally rather than nationally, with decisions on how and where the grant money is spent being made by an appointed Local Action Group (LAG) of key representatives from various organisations in the local area. The funding is from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) delivered via Defra through the Rural Payments Agency.

The overarching aims of the programme are to:

  • contribute towards improving the environment and the quality of life in rural areas;
  • strengthen the rural economy by helping micro and small businesses to create and sustain employment within the area;
  • and to improve competitiveness, particularly in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

How much funding is available?

The grant amount will depend on:

  • the type of project;
  • the size of the business; and
  • the costs involved (NB: not all the costs of a project may qualify for funding).

Applications must be for a grant between a minimum of £2,500 and a maximum of £40,000.

Grants will typically be limited to a maximum of 40% of the project’s total eligible costs. However some types of projects can get higher rates.

Click here for more information

Location: Liverpool City Region

Value: £2.5k - £40k

Deadline: March 2019

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants