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Dumfries & Galloway LEADER 2014-2020 is now closed

We would like to thank everyone who contributed towards the success of LEADER in Dumfries & Galloway

About the LEADER Programme

Learn more about the history of the LEADER programme in Dumfries & Galloway and find out if your project idea is eligible. Here you’ll find information about our Local Development Strategy and how LEADER has benefited our region over the years. About

D&G LEADER Projects

Find out more about projects that LEADER have supported. Here you’ll find details of projects that have recently received LEADER funding and see for yourself how diverse our region can be. Projects

D&G LEADER Rural Awards 2019

Find out more about the D&G LEADER Rural Awards 2019. It is now closed for entries. The Finalists

Got an idea for a project?
Click here to start the application process.


The LEADER team in Dumfries and Galloway have over 20 years’ experience in delivering the LEADER programme in our region.

Contact us today to find out what support may be available for your project.

We can support:
Communities  |  Small Rural Businesses  |  Farm Diversification  |  Maritime Activity


LEADER is a European rural development programme,  adopting a grass-roots, bottom-up approach which allows communities to apply for funding based on innovation, need and demand.

The LEADER team are available to help navigate the process; but the projects come from you!

If you have an idea for an innovative project and would like to discuss potential funding from LEADER, then get in touch with the Team today!

Dumfries and Galloway LEADER: Supporting rural communities & businesses across Dumfries and Galloway.



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