Welcome to the North Wessex Downs LEADER website
Rural development grants of up to £50,000 available to farmers, foresters, community enterprises and rural-based businesses located within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
LEADER is funding to improve the rural economy and quality of life for people living and working in the North Wessex Downs.
We want to hear your ideas and we particularly welcome new innovations and collaborative projects.
Projects must fit in with at least one of the four programme themes - see the What We Fund page for further information.
To help you to get an idea of the sort of initiatives and projects which are able to get Leader funding, please see our Case Studies section.
Recent examples have included grants to purchase equipment to expand a local timber processing company and the building and fit-out of a community shop.