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A Community Led Approach to Sustainable Rural Development


Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme has been set up to build a sustainable community and economy that capitalises on the area’s environment, landscape, culture and heritage.

The Programme is closed as of 09/05/2018

Closure of our grant schemes to Full Applications occurs once all funding is allocated.

  • What is LEADER? LEADER stands for "Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économie Rurale"... Read More
  • LEADER is overseen by a Local Action Group (LAG), comprising a wide range of organisations and individuals throughout our area... Read More
  • Detailed information about the priority areas we will support can be found in our Local Development Strategy... Read More
  • How do I apply? The Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme publishes Invitations to Apply  here .
  • Who to contact. For information about projects and the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme please contact the Dales LEADER Co-ordinator.

What have we funded so far? Who are we? See our 2016 Annual Review Report here



Follow the progress of LEADER funding 2014-2020  in our Yorkshire Dales Blog or follow us on Twitter (this link will open in a new window) or Facebook.

Want to join the Local Action Group? Complete a quick registration here.


LEADER funding is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.


If you would like to come onto our mailing list for the 2014-2020 Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme, please fill in our contact form.




Latest Projects

Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme


Pathways to enable access – is the installation of pathways to the Wildlife corridors, to create enhanced access for less able bodied, allowing them to get out of the classroom and farm yard and explore the wildlife areas, which have been created across the farm along side other natural features such as rush pastures, woodland and upland meadows and minimising the impact of this access on the established wildlife and their habitats.

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