Yorkshire Dales LEADER grant programme launched
The LEADER Programme will distribute £2.23M for rural projects benefiting the area slightly larger than the Yorkshire Dales, including Nidderdale, Ripon, Skipton & Catterick.
It is aimed at enterprises and farming businesses and has been set up to address the problems of ‘rurality’ with a focus on job creation and growth.
There are three main categories: Farm Diversification, Tourism Development and Small/Micro Businesses.
Grants are for a maximum of 40% of the project costs and are typically in the £5,000 to £35,000 region.