Enhancing the quality of life in rural Fife
What is Fife LEADER?
The aim of LEADER is to support local, rural community and business networks, and farms diversifying their activities.
Our key priorities are:
- Improving access to high quality services, jobs, training opportunities and local amenities
- Improving collaborative activities between both businesses and communities, and unlocking tourism potential
- Reducing inequalities for residents and empowering communities to deliver more services locally
Who can apply and what do we fund? Any type of organisation, including community groups, social enterprises, micro or small businesses, voluntary organisations or public sector bodies and farms which are located in the rural areas of North East and South West Fife can apply for LEADER funding.
Funding? Grants are available up to £100,000, as 50% of the overall project costs.
Examples of funded projects?
Fife LEADER has so far allocated £308,459.96 of funding to 6 projects across our area!
East Neuk Orchards – a project which will plant an apple orchard to bring locally pressed apple juice to the area.
Our Bright Future – A project which provides young people with the skills, equipment, knowledge and support to start work in the rural sector.
These projects also include the refurbishment of Largoward village hall and Duffus Park community café, in Cupar.
For more information please email: FifeLEADER@fife.gov.uk