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LEADER and EMFF are European Union funded Marine and Community Development schemes which focuses on delivering a bottom-up method of support for rural development.

The Outer Hebrides programmes ensure that the benefits and participation of the local community is fundamental to the LEADER and EMFF ethos of networking, co-operation, transferring knowledge and integrating activities through enabling the delivery of the objectives of the Local Development Strategy which was developed for and by local communities.

LEADER funding was primarily aimed at supporting small-scale, community-driven projects that were pilot and innovative in nature and which benefit the Outer Hebridean communities.

Programme Updates


 

THE LEADER PROGRAMME IS NOW CLOSED!

 

HOWEVER THE OUTER HEBRIDES EMFF PROGRAMME IS STILL CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS.

PLEASE VISIT THE EMFF SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

What is the Scottish LEADER Programme?

Short video about the Scottish LEADER Programme from the Scottish Rural Network featuring the Pairc Trust project.