Across Lanarkshire from Auchengray to Leadhills the LEADER programme has been supporting community and economic projects in the rural area, 22 to date.
From projects supporting community development like the Clyde and Avon valley project to projects supporting local business such as at Strathaven Hotel LEADER is helping rural communities in Lanarkshire become more sustainable and thriving.
See the full list of funded projects up to October 2018.
LEADER is a European funding programme which supports rural community and business projects. In Scotland it is delivered as part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) in partnership with Local Action Groups (LAGs).
The Lanarkshire LEADER area covers part of rural North Lanarkshire and all of the rural area of South Lanarkshire - for full details see the area map.
Local community development and economic development are priority concerns in rural Lanarkshire and will support projects and investments related to the following themes:
Growing Business (including social enterprise and entrepreneurship)
Heritage, Culture and the Environment
The LEADER programme is now closed to further Community projects but can support business development and social enterprises projects.
If interested you should register your interest by completing an expression of interest on the Scottish Rural Network website.