Cairngorms LEADER 2014-2020
Expressions of Interest
If you are thinking about submitting an Expression of Interest to the Cairngorms LEADER Programme please make sure you include the following information in your General Statement on the Expression of Interest Form
You must tell us how your project links with 2 of the themes in the Cairngorms Local Development Strategy including at least one of the priority themes. The themes are as follows:
1. Build community capacity to facilitate and support local development through partnership working.
2. Grow the economy of the Park by strengthening existing business sectors, supporting business start-ups and diversification, and increasing the number of workers employed in the Cairngorms National Park.
3. Attract, support and retain young people in the Cairngorms National Park.
4. Improve transport, connectivity and service provision.
5. Protection and enhancement of the Cairngorms National Park landscape, wildlife and local heritage.
6. Excellence in sustainable tourism and recreation to enhance enjoyment of residents and visitors.
Themes 2 and 5 are priority themes.
You must tell us who you expect to be working in partnership with.
You must tell us why you are asking for the level of investment you have stated in the EOI form.
Please contact the staff of the Cairngorms LEADER office if you would like more information to help you complete the EOI form and take a look at the Cairngorms Local Development Strategy
‘What is LEADER and how to apply for funding’
We have run a series of workshops in various locations throughout the Park. For anyone that missed these the first time round a new series of dates have just been announced. See our Latest News section for details.
LEADER supports development in rural communities. It is about building networks, knowledge and skills within communities by encouraging people to work together on local and joint projects. We will explain where LEADER funding comes from, what the funding can support and how you can apply.
This presentation is aimed at people looking for funding for projects that will benefit communities within the Cairngorms National Park area. Whether you have received LEADER funding from us before or you are new to LEADER as a funder, please do come along. You will find out how the new LEADER programme can help your community/business to meet the aims of the Cairngorms Local Development Strategy and how, as a LEADER team, we can support you.
Scottish Rural Network
The new rural network news website www.ruralnetwork.scot has a section dedicated to LEADER 2014-2020 which will include an explanation of what LEADER is; a map of LAG areas; a post code search to identify LAG areas; contact details for each LAG area; the Expression of Interest (EOI) form; guidance on completing the EOI as well as a small number of project case studies. Please click on the link above for more information.
Cairngorms Local Development Strategy 2014-2020
Leader Launch Event
Following a successful launch event on 16th September 2015, the 2014-2020 is officially "open for business". Please click on the link to watch a short film made at the event
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