Cotswolds LEADER Programme

The Cotswolds LEADER Grant Funding Programme has been delivered by the Cotswolds Conservation Board.

LEADER is a national programme and is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). Grant decisions were made locally by an appointed Local Action Group (LAG) of key representatives from various organisations in the local area.

The programme has created new jobs and grown the rural economy through capital grant investment. The programme has supported a wide range of businesses, farmers and not for profits under the six LEADER priorities of: increasing farm productivity, micro-enterprises and farm diversification, rural tourism, culture and heritage, rural services, and increasing forestry productivity.

We are now closed to applications and will not re-open.

We are currently working on our end of Programme report and will publish this in due course.

Cotswolds LEADER Programme team

James Webb, Programme Manager on 01451 862033
Lioba Erwert, Programme Assistant 01451 862001
Mandy Pressland, Office Manager


For more information go direct to the Rural Development European Commission website
This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for European Development 2014-20: Europe investing in rural areas