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Last chance for LEADER funding

Time is running out for local community, rural enterprise and farm diversification projects to apply for West Lothian LEADER funding.

Rural development fund West Lothian LEADER programme has already awarded over £1 million to projects in West Lothian and will make its final awards in March 2019. Projects have until 5 November 2018 to submit an expression of interest in order to have your application considered.  

The aim of LEADER is to increase support to local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and encourage innovation and cooperation in order to tackle local development objectives. They award funding to local organisations, businesses and the third sector.

For more details, please visit How To Apply or contact leader@westlothian.gov.uk or 01506 283094. 

A West Lothian LEADER spokesperson said: "We would encourage any West Lothian groups considering applying for LEADER funding to do so as soon as possible.

"You will need to submit an expression of interest before 5 November to be considered, and please get in touch if you need any further advice.

"We have helped a number of local projects in West Lothian including Almond Valley Heritage Centre, who received a community grant towards funding their new Paraffin Works Adventure Play which teaches young people about West Lothian's history through play."