LEADER was a European funding programme which supported rural community and business projects.  In Scotland it was delivered as part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) in partnership with Local Action Groups (LAGs).

The Scottish Borders LEADER programme 2014-2020 closed to new applicants in February 2019 due to shortage of funds.  View the legacy document  showcasing the 59 projects the programme supported in that time.

There will be no further LEADER programmes in the UK following BREXIT

LEADER programme logo including The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Scottish Government, LEADER, Scottish Rural Development Programme and ourselves