LEADER 5 is currently closed to new applications. We will accept further applications however please note that this would be on a speculative basis should further funding be announced.

Brief project details outlining the location, project overview and funding requirement should be submitted by email to: leader5@northdevonplus.co.uk.

 Further detail on what is eligible for L5 funding is as follows:

The area covered by LEADER 5 is all of Torridge and North Devon, but excludes Barnstaple, Bickington and Roundswell (as this is funding for rural areas only).

If you have a project idea, please:

  1. check that your project will be based within the eligible area
  2. check that your project fits with ONE of our priorities (individual businesses please click on Priority 2, even if your project fits with another priority area as well):
  3. contact us on 01237 428 834 to go through a basic check and if eligible, we can send you an Outline Application form and further guidance.

IMPORTANT - because of the processes we have to follow and the time it can take for you to make strong outline and full applications, you realistically need to allow for around 4 months for the application process from start to finish. Unfortunately we cannot make exceptions or take short-cuts for time-sensitive projects.

LEADER is the Local Action part of the Rural Development Programme for England.

It is funded by European grant from the Common Agricultural Policy and by Defra.

More information can be found here.

You can contact the LEADER 5 team by emailing leader5@northdevonplus.co.uk.