Rural Surrey LEADER grant programme

Now closed to new applications....

Rural Surrey LEADER has allocated in excess of £1.8m over the past 4 years to eligible rural based businesses, communities along with farmers, growers and foresters. 


June 2021: Sadly, Rural Surrey LEADER has now allocated all of the funds available. There are currently no grant schemes available to replace the funding offered by the LEADER rural grants scheme, but should this situation change we will be sure to let you know!









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.