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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.

Posted on: 01/02/16

Yorkshire Dales Call for Applications Opens

The Yorkshire Dales Enterprise Scheme (Micro and small business)

This Scheme provides support for micro and small businesses (less than 49 full-time equivalent employees). The grant is for both new and existing businesses ( including social enterprises). This first round is aimed at any project that will:


  1. benefit from the rollout of existing superfast and high quality fixed or wireless broadband infrastructure including knowledge based industrials, digital and media businesses;
  2. support the establishment or expansion of construction and specialised construction businesses, e.g. heritage construction businesses such as lime plastering,  drystone walling, masonry, lead roofing;
  3. establish or expand food and drink businesses, developing local food supply chains, clusters and networks.

The Yorkshire Dales Enterprise Scheme (farm diversification)

This Scheme provides support for farmers and farm businesses which require capital assistance for:


  1. Farm diversification activities to non-agricultural activity;
  2. Non-standard agriculture diversification or added value to local product.


Yorkshire Dales Tourism Development Scheme

This Scheme provides support for the tourism sector and tourism businesses which  require capital for projects that will:


  1. Improve the quality of the tourism “offer” by creating new experiences and/or enhancing existing tourism facilities;
  2. Improve the visitor experience;
  3. Increase visitor spend; and
  4. Support the identity of the area covered by the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Local Development Strategy.


Details of each funding call along with guidance notes and information on how to apply are available on our website here


Each project will be assessed and funding will be awarded go to those that make the greatest contribution to our local strategic objectives and offer best value for money by creating new jobs and helping the rural economy to grow.


If you have a project idea, please contact us on rima.berry@ydmt.org or telephone contact: 015242 51002


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