The Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 Programme is delighted to announce another funding round with a closing date for applications on Wednesday 14th February 2018.
Ideally projects should have match funding in place by the application submission deadline and must demonstrate innovative solutions to support community and economic development of the Outer Hebrides. Projects must not have started, show that they will benefit the local community, be completely different to what the enterprise is already offering and not displace other existing businesses. LEADER can support both capital and revenue projects including new products and services, initiatives and creating new networking opportunities.
Previously supported projects include the Harris Marina Hub which is developing marinas in Tarbert and Scalpay, the Huisinis Gateway project, Trix Pix Multimedia Studio and Marketing Campaign and the Polycrub Project operated by Hebridean Castle Trading.
Projects which aim to develop networking opportunities and learn new skills from their counterparts in other LEADER areas in Scotland, UK, Europe or further afield can also be considered and separate funding is available to support these. Co-operation projects can focus on any sector and will attract a higher intervention rate if assisted.
Prospective applicants should initially submit an expression of interest through the LEADER website at www.outerhebridesleader.co.uk (Opens in a new window or downloads a file), where further information can also be found, and a LEADER officer will then contact you to discuss your proposal, its eligibility and the next steps.
The Outer Hebrides LEADER Local Action Group is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community LEADER 2014-2020 Programme.