Dumfries and Galloway LEADER Programme 2014-2020

With over 20 years' experience within Dumfries and Galloway of delivering Community Led Local Development (CLLD) through LEADER and the European Fisheries Fund, we have the knowledge and skills to help deliver your project and address the very real challenges that our rural communities are facing.

We are now open for applications. Please submit an Expression of Interest at Scottish Rural Network - Leader Funding and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Key themes

The economy

  • Enabling younger people to find employment and purpose
  • Tourism (as an economic sector alongside its role to strengthen services)
  • Arts and Culture - developing the role that arts and culture plays in the life of the region, with a view to maximising its economic contribution

Land, coast and marine environment

  • Land and environment, including development of farming, forestry and natural environment assets
  • Development of fisheries sector and assets

Sustainable settlements

  • Locality planning (taking account of the need for joined up solutions around transport, housing and services)
  • Services for older people and vulnerable groups - delivered through integrated approaches

Rural LEADER partners