Rural Surrey LEADER grant programme

SEPTEMBER 2018 - FUNDING PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW APPLICATIONS

Rural Surrey LEADER has allocated £1.6m over the past 4 years to eligible rural based businesses, communities along with farmers, growers and foresters.  Some projects are still going through the funding process and will be allocated funds by the Local Action Group if they meet the correct criteria.

LEADER is a grant programme from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) available to farmers, foresters, community enterprises and rural-based businesses. It aims to improve the economy and quality of life for people in Rural Surrey. Refer to this handbook to find out what sort of projects are eligible.

The Rural Surrey LEADER Programme is implemented by a Local Action Group comprising people from land-based business, commerce, public and charity sectors in the area. The Local Action Group sets the priority themes and makes the grant decisions.