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CO-OPERATION PROJECTS - Call for Applications

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting enquiries for Co-operation Projects!  Enquiries are welcomed from Community groups, businesses and individuals who are looking to share knowledge, experience and ideas with other poeople in rural areas with the aim of working together to find better solutions to rural challenges.

Funding is available for co-operation Projects with one or more LAGs inter-territorially (Scotland or UK) and/ or transnationally, with other member countires within the EU and outside it.

  • Preparatory support for exploring Project ideas is available at 100% for up to a maximum of £5,000.  

Funding for undertaking Co-operation Projects is available for

  • up to 90% of Total eligible Project costs for Community applicants
  • up to 70% of Total eligible Project costs for Business applicants.

If you have an idea that you wish to discuss, please contact a member of the LEADER team.  Scottish Rural Network are also available to provide assistance for those seeking partners to undertake Co-operation Projects, more information on this can be found on the SRN website.



Please contact the LEADER team for further information on intervention rates and funding.

For more information and assistance please click here to visit our Submit an Expression of Interest page to forward us information on your project.





Eaglais na h Aoidhe Phase 1 c

 Photograph of the Eaglais na h-Aoidhe Phase 1 Project, supported by OH LEADER 2007-2013 Programme


The Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 Programme was awarded over £3million. We have now officially opened and are accepting Expressions of Interests from prospective applicants. Once your expression of interest is assessed, we will invite you to complete an application form. Application deadlines are the last Wednesday of each month (except December) and decisions for applicants requesting less than 75k will be within 5weeks and for applicants looking for grants exceeding 75k, decisions will be within 10weeks.  

For more information and assistance please click here to visit 2014-2020 Programme Updates page or visit our Submit an Expression of Interest page if you are ready to do so.

Click here to view the full Outer Hebrides LEADER Local Development Strategy - Outer Hebrides LEADER and EMFF 2014-2020 Local Development Strategy

The previous Programme, LEADER Innse Gall 2007-2013 was a great success and assisted a total of 111 Projects in the Outer Hebrides. 
To find out more about the Projects assisted, please view 'Approved Projects' from the Menu on the left-hand side.

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