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December 2017 Programme Update

Main Project Allocation

Following the successful development of projects and subsequent approval and uptake of LEADER funding in the Cairngorms during this programme, The Trust is now in the position of being nearly fully committed in their main LEADER project allocation. We are however still encouraging new enquiries particularly around farm diversification.


The development of impactful Cooperation projects will be a priority moving into 2018. Currently The Trust has not approved any cooperation projects however there is an increasing pipeline of proposals which are expected to progress in development over the coming months.

 If you have a project idea please do contact Bridget Trussell our Project Development & Support Officer on 01479 870554 


March 2017 Programme Update

Cairngorms Local Action Group are delighted to provide an update on the Cairngorms LEADER 2014-20 programme.
To date we have supported 14 projects from across the National Park with a total spend of £2,393,368, including a total LEADER grant commitment of £1,327,079, which represents 60% of overall Cairngorms LEADER project allocation.
We currently have an active and competitive pipeline of project proposals representing a potential LEADER commitment of £931,661, which would see our programme fully committed if all approaches are successful in their funding applications.
We are of course happy to support new enquiries, however proposals will need to be developed with consideration to the limited funding available and increased competitiveness for those funds.
If you have a project idea please do contact one of our Project Development & Support Officers on 01479 870554 or 01479 870537

Rural Network News

Two recently approved projects Kingussie 2017 and Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment (COPE) featured in the November 2016 Scottish Rural Network Newsletter, to read about these projects and other projects which have been approved across Scotland please click on the following link

To learn more about the Cairngorms LEADER programme watch this short video

To learn more about the Scottish LEADER programme watch this short video