Local Action Group (LAG) Meetings & Application Deadlines


Farm Diversification/ Sectoral Business Support through the

Orkney LEADER Programme

Due to fewer applications coming forward than expected there is still approx. £250,000 available for farm diversification/sectoral business support projects in Orkney.

The LEADER Programme is therefore open once more for Expressions of Interest from eligible applicants. Closing date for Expressions of Interest is 9th of January 2019, potential projects will then be able to work up applications for the final deadline of 14th March 2019.

Projects will be expected to have any necessary planning and match funding in place by 1st May 2019 at the very latest.

If you have a project in mind, contact the LEADER team immediately on 01856 873535 extension 2855.


IMPORTANT For your application to be considered at the Local Action Group (LAG) meeting the LEADER Development Officer will need to see at least one draft version of your application (including the project plan) at least two weeks before the deadline for submission, in order to provide you with feedback.

You will then need to provide all supporting documentation before the deadline date shown below. Any missing information or documentation may result in a delay to your application being processed.

Planning permission (if required) MUST be in place before an application can be submitted.

Round 12 application deadlines:

Deadline for Draft Applications

Deadline for Applications

LAG meeting date

1pm Thursday

14 February 2019

1pm Thursday

14 March 2019


1 May 2019

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