The BNED LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) has been awarded €1,713,000 of European Agricultural Fund For Rural Development (EAFRD) through the Rural Development Programme for England for the funding of rural projects in the local area. This represents a Sterling equivalent of approximately £1,370,000 (this figure may alter in line with Euro exchange rates).


Expressions of Interest are now closed for the LEADER 2014 -2020 programme.  If you want to be contacted about any future grant funding for a project you may have in mind, please contact the Programme Officer

Grants of between £3,500 and £95,000 for up to 40% of total project costs are available to farmers, small and micro businesses, community groups and organisations (non profit making organisations may be eligible for up to 100%),  in the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire eligible areas. Eligible areas are defined by Defra and can be found on Defra's Magic Map website.

Due to Brexit,  we are working to a deadline of September 2019 to have all projects approved and contracted so we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of approval.  

BNED LEADER will consider projects that create jobs and growth and fit within one of the following priorities: 

If you have an idea for a project please contact the Programme Officer.

Follow the How to Apply link to download a copy of the Expression of Interest form, guidance and Applicant Handbook.

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