Cotswolds LEADER Programme

We are closed to new applications.

The Cotswolds LEADER Grant Funding Programme is 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 are made locally by an appointed Local Action Group (LAG) of key representatives from various organisations in the local area.

The aim of the programme is to create new jobs and grow the rural economy through capital grant investment. The programme is open to a wide range of businesses, farmers and not for profits. The LEADER priorities of generating jobs and growth cover: increasing farm productivity, micro-enterprises and farm diversification, rural tourism, culture and heritage, rural services, and increasing forestry productivity.

The Cotswolds LEADER Programme is time limited.

  • All Full Applications submitted by Tuesday 30 April 2019.
  • All Full Applications approved by Wednesday 31 July 2019.
  • All Full Applications contracted by Friday 27 September 2019.
  • All Grant Claims paid by Tuesday 31 December 2020.

Download: LEADER Handbook For Applicants (V5.1)

Cotswolds LEADER Programme team

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


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