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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Got an Idea?

If you are thinking about a project, whether you are a Business, Community Group or Individual but don’t know where to start, the Local Action Group would like to highlight some events to help develop your ideas. A good Project or Business Plan can make the difference between your project being successful or not, even

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LEADER Programme First Round Open

LEADER Open for Applications Following a successful launch event at the Baden Powell Centre in Turriff last month, the North Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme is open for business.  The Local Action Group, the partnership responsible for managing the funds, is looking for applications from rural businesses and communities for a wide range of projects.  Funding will

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North Aberdeenshire LEADER Launched

North Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme Launches The new LEADER Programme for North Aberdeenshire was launched on Thursday 19th November, with an event attracting over 150 people. The event, held at the Baden Powell Centre in Turriff, was attended by a wide variety of representatives from community organisations, social enterprise, rural business and agricultural sectors.  A networking

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North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group Programme Launch

The funding will be directed towards the five priorities identified in the North Aberdeenshire Local Development Strategy and Business Plan – Place, Connectivity, Business Competitiveness, Better Opportunities and Co-operation – with the aim of helping to create a long-term legacy of vibrant, healthy and inclusive rural communities. Funding will be allocated by an independent Local

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EVENTS

7th January 2018

Next LEADER Deadline

11th August 2017

Next LEADER Deadline

13th June 2017

Make it Happen

14th April 2017

Next LEADER Deadline

19th November 2015

North Aberdeenshire Local Action Group Launch Event