Welcome to the 2014 – 2020 Northumberland Coast and Lowlands LEADER Programme website. In early 2015 we heard we had successfully secured £2.481 million to provide grants to small businesses, farmers, foresters and communities for projects that create jobs and grow the rural economy in the Coast and Lowlands LEADER area, which runs north from Lynemouth along the Northumberland coast to the Scottish Border and inland covering Berwick, Alnwick, Morpeth, and also includes the area south of Morpeth through Stannington towards Ponteland.
Some 70% of the available funding will be used to support projects designed to directly support creation of jobs and growth and the remaining 30% to indirectly support jobs and growth.
Our website is home to all our most important Programme information, documentation and news so we hope you find it useful, but please
contact us if you can’t find what you are looking for or would like any further information.
What is LEADER?
LEADER is a community led approach to delivering EU funding into rural businesses and communities and is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).
The LEADER programme will provide grants to small businesses, farmers, foresters and communities for projects that create jobs and grow the rural economy.
All activity that will be supported by and delivered through the Northumberland Coast and Lowlands LEADER Programme will fit within the structure created by our Local Development Strategy (LDS). The LDS is a document that was developed throughout 2014 and outlines not only the structure, processes and procedures which the Northumberland Coast and Lowlands LEADER Programme will operate but also sets out under each of the six programme priorities the types of activity that we will be looking to support.
A full copy of the LDS can be found here –
Local Development Strategy (LDS) 2014 - 2020