Welcome to the Website for the Orkney Islands

LEADER Programme 2014 - 2020

The Orkney Islands LEADER Programme offers funding for small scale, pilot projects led by the local community, or that are in the local community's interest, with the aim to promote economic and community development within Orkney.

Within this website you will find information on the Orkney LEADER Programme, the Local Action Group, priorities for funding and more.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss LEADER with a member of the team please contact us


The final funding round for the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme will take place on 6 February 2019. The closing date for Expressions of Interest was 30 September 2018, and it is no longer possible to sumit an Expression of Interest.

Applicants who have had their Expression of Interest approved must have their draft application submitted on the electronic LARCS system by 1pm on Thursday 15 November, and their final application submitted by 1pm on Thursday 29 November 2019. All final applications must be accompanied by proof of approved planning permission (where required) and proof of match funding.



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