West Kent Leader

The West Kent LEADER Grant Programme

WKL logo smallIf you are looking to create or expand a rural business, West Kent Leader can provide grant funding.

Leader funding is available to farmers, growers, foresters, rural businesses and communities to help secure a sustainable future for rural West Kent.

The LEADER Programme is a bottom-up, community-led approach to the delivery of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), which is funded by Defra and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) funds. The planning, decision making and implementation is done at a local level, carried out by a Local Action Group (LAG) which is made up of private, public and community sector volunteers with a wide range of experience and knowledge of local rural issues.

The West Kent LEADER LAG have now received approval of their Local Development Strategy (LDS) submitted to Defra last year and have been awarded £1.8M for the period 2015-2020 to deliver the strategy and support the rural economy of West Kent.

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