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Somerset Levels & Moors LEADER

The GROWTH PROGRAMME Round 3 is now open for applications until 16 February 2020.

Grants are available for:
Business Development - including Farm Diversification
Food Processing
Tourism Infrastructure

Further information can be found on the .Gov.uk website:




The LEADER Programme in the Somerset Levels & Moors area is now closed. Further LEADER funds are not expected to be available in the future, should this situation change this website will be updated accordingly.


As a result of the serving of Article 50 for the UK to leave the European Union, there are no plans for any new EU rural programmes.

Some projects that are eligible for LEADER might also be eligible for funding through other Rural Development Programme schemes, such as Countryside Productivity . More details about these schemes can be obtained from Gov.uk or from your local Rural Payments Agency office.


We have successfully delivered around £1.3m of funding to over 50 businesses across the Levels & Moors LEADER Area.

LEADER funding is EU money that is allocated via DEFRA for more information take a look at the EU Comission's rural development website. 




Latest News
Jun 26, 2017

The budgets for Priority 1 - Support for Farm Productivity and Priority 6 - Support for Forestry - are now fully committed and we are unable to accept any further applications.

Apr 15, 2017

Are you a trained appraiser for the LEADER Programme - we are currently recruiting for our bank of appraisers

Mar 15, 2017

We are open for applications - if you have a project in mind then please get in touch


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