LEADER at Dalkeith Show 2017


Tyne Esk LEADER 2014-2020 attended the Dalkeith Show 2017 to advertise EU and Scottish Government grant funding available for farm diversification projects in Midlothian and East Lothian.   It was a brilliant sunny day with lots of opportunity to connect with people from the local farming and non-farming communities.    It was great to see some of the many areas of productivity and innovation within the farming industry. 


The LEADER programme will run until the end of 2020, though due to Brexit, projects may need to be completed by late 2019.   If you know of any farms that would benefit from developing a more stable income base using an innovative project idea that would benefit the local community do put them in touch.   Applications will be welcomed from local third sector organisations or community groups, local agencies, public sector and from private business.




  • 2017
  • 2016
    • December
    • November
      • No temporary break to the LEADER Programme
        The temporary break in the LEADER Programme that was due to take place following the UK Government’s Autumn Statement on the 23th November. We have just been informed that the Scottish Government will honour any grant commitments made over this period and so the pause we announced earlier will no longer apply. While we still do not know of an exact end date to the LEADER Programme, the Scottish Government have confirmed that they intend to honour grant commitments for the foreseeable future, which we anticipate being till spring 2019 at least. We have reinstated our application deadline of 5th December 2016 for a Local Action Group meeting in February 2017.
    • October
      • TWITTER
        You can now follow us on Twitter @TyneEskLeader
    • September
    • August
      • Tyne Esk LEADER Website is launched
        We are very pleased to be able to launch a new website for the new Tyne Esk LEADER Programme. You are now able to find up to date information on the Tyne Esk LEADER 2014-2020 Programme such as the Local Development Strategy and Business Plan, details of the Local Action Group and of the LEADER staff team who are available to help applicants access the fund.

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