The Shetland LEADER Programme 2014 – 20 is open for applications but Expressions of Interest must be submitted by Mid September.

How To Apply

What is LEADER?

LEADER is a European Union initiative which forms part of the Scottish Government's Scottish Rural Development Programme for 2014-20

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LEADER Programme 2014-20

The objective of LEADER is to provide opportunities for individuals, businesses and communities to come together to support rural development and provide long lasting benefits to the local area with particular emphasis on projects that are both innovative and “bottom up”.

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European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-20

Shetland received an allocation of £485,000 of EMFF funding to deliver a Local Development Strategy for Shetland. The European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is the fund for the EU’s maritime and fisheries policies for 2014-20 and has been created to support the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy and to encourage the development of the EU Integrated Maritime Policy. The fisheries priority actions form part of the Shetland LEADER Local Development Strategy.

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News

Deadlines set 

August 14th 2018

Deadlines set

The final deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest is the 19th September

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EMFF Shetland Programme 

July 5th 2018

EMFF Shetland Programme

There is a small amount of budget available to support new project proposals.

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Deadlines for Expressions of Interest and Full Applications 

May 15th 2018

Deadlines for Expressions of Interest and Full Applications

Reminder to applicants: The next deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest is 6th June and the deadline for the submission of full applications is 20th June. If you have any questions on either please do not hesitate to get in contact.

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