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Welcome to the  Highland LEADER Programme website

Timetable

The Highland LEADER 2014-2020 Programme is expected to formally launch in April 2016.  Below is a draft timetable we are working towards (subject to change): 

  • Highland LEADER Programme Open for Expressions of Interest - January 2016
  • Highland Local Development Strategy Live and publicly available - April 2016
  • Local Area Action Plans approved and made publicly available - April 2016
  • Budget allocations approved for Local Area Partnerships - April 2016
  • Launch of Highland LEADER 2014-2020 Programme - April 2016

Further information

Further updates on the development of the 2014-2020 Programme will be posted in due course. An email update will be circulated to those on our mailing distribution once the Programme is launched. Please contact the LEADER Team at mailto:EU.Leader@Highland.gov.uk if you would like to be added to our distribution list.

Contact us



Would you like to be part of a Local Area Partnership responsible for delivering LEADER in Nairnshire and Rural Inverness?

21 Dec 2015

We are looking for volunteers to join a new Local Area Partnership (LAP).


Would you like to be part of a Local Area Partnership responsible for delivering LEADER across the Inner Moray Firth North?

28 Oct 2015

A Local Area Partnership (LAP) is being formed which will be responsible for allocating funding of £550,000 towards projects which will benefit communities in the Inner Moray Firth North.


Equalities Reference Group

28 Oct 2015

A number of organisations and groups from across Highland with an interest in Equality and Diversity issues recently met to look at establishing an Equalities Reference Group.


LEADER Funding for projects in Sutherland

28 Oct 2015

Projects which will benefit communities in Sutherland are invited to register their interest with the Highland LEADER Programme Team.


LEADER Funding for projects in Caithness

28 Oct 2015

Projects which will benefit communities in Caithness are invited to register their interest with the Highland LEADER Programme Team.


Local Area Partnerships

3 Aug 2015

The Highland LEADER Programme is structured around a Strategic Local Action Group (LAG) which oversees activities across Highland and 7 Local Area Partnerships.


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