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

Latest news -  RDPE Growth Programme – Round Three -  NOW OPEN.

The Business Development, Food Processing and Rural Tourism Infrastructure grants are now open to new applications. You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form direct to the RDPE before midnight on 16 February 2020.  

The new call will provide grants for rural businesses to construct or improve buildings, purchase new equipment and machinery to grow their business or open up opportunities for tourism. For more information visit:

To support rural businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to make the most of these opportunities the Rural Payments Agency and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership are running a series of workshops to promote the funding opportunities to rural businesses.

North East Derbyshire District Council is hosting one of these workshops at the District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6NG on 29th January 2020, 10:00 - 11:30


For more information call D2N2 on 0115 9578250

Information about the programme, including theme handbooks, is on .Gov.UK – search “Growth Programme”  or follow this link .  

This is not part of the LEADER grant funding programme but if you have any queries we will help point you in the right direction. 


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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