BACKGROUND, AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The North Aberdeenshire LEADER programme supports the Local Development Strategy, helping to create a long-term legacy of vibrant, healthy, and inclusive rural and fisheries communities enabled to contribute fully to the social and economic fabric of North Aberdeenshire.

The North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group encourage and support projects contributing to the five Local Development Strategy priorities, in addition to demonstrating innovation, sustainability, equal opportunities and community empowerment.

The North Aberdeenshire Local Development Strategy priorities are:

Place

Connectivity

Business Competitiveness

Better Opportunities

Co-operation

LATEST NEWS


North Aberdeenshire LEADER Fund Still Open as over £560k Awarded to Date

Over half a million pounds has been committed to projects in Buchan, Formartine and Banff and Buchan, giving a boost to communities and businesses.  LEADER Rural Development represents £3.3m of project funding for North Aberdeenshire, and is still open for applications from businesses, farms and communities. Funding decisions are made by a Local Action Group,

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£Millions of LEADER Grant Funding still available as inspiring Aberdeenshire project selected for National Showcase

An inspiring LEADER-funded project from Aberdeenshire has been chosen to be a showcase for Community Led Local Development in Scotland.  Social Enterprise Boyndie Trust on the Banffshire Coast is featured in a case-study and short film, published on the Scottish Rural Development Website.  Projects are urged to come forward to access the fund, as millions

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£64 000 Grant Award for Local Scout Group Building in Macduff

The Macduff Scout Group has been awarded a LEADER grant of up to £64 560, to help refurbish the Scout Hut in Macduff.  The North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group agreed to contribute up to 50% to the project, which it is hoped will provide a boost to the group’s activities, and provide a multi-purpose facility

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Buchan Community Business gets £30k Funding Boost for Glamping Venture

Buchan Development Initiative has been awarded a LEADER grant of up to £33 548.62, to help install a new Glamping area in the Aden Caravan and Camping Park.  The North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group agreed to contribute up to 50% to the project, which it is hoped will provide a boost to tourism in the

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Crowdfunding Survey

Aberdeenshire Council is conducting a survey of businesses and community groups in order to obtain a better understanding of the awareness of crowdfunding as an alternative source of funding for projects, and to establish what support for crowdfunding may be required now, or in the future. We would be grateful if you would take part

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