LEADER is part of the current Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP). It is a bottom-up method of supporting rural development through implementing Local Development Strategies. The aim of LEADER is to enhance the capacity of local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills and to encourage innovation and co-operation to achieve local development objectives. LEADER will deliver support of around £52m to rural areas across Scotland.
The communities of Fife have benefited from having a LEADER rural development programme since 2000. The 2014-2020 Fife LEADER Programme is a new programme worth £3.4million, covering rural areas within North East and South West Fife. The programme will support community projects, rural businesses and farm diversification.
Our key priorities are:
The vision for the Fife LEADER Programme (2014-2020) is:
"To enhance the quality of life in rural Fife by making a positive contribution towards creating an inclusive and sustainable local economy"
One of our projects has launched! Read more about it in The Courier:
A map of the eligible areas can be found here: Fife LEADER Eligible Area14.42 MB
More information about Leader can be found by visiting the Scottish Government Website