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How we can help

Rural Innovation

The Rural Development Programme is based on a community led local development method called the LEADER approach.

Digital Inclusion

To utilise and trial digital technologies in remote and isolated communities, which brings together a suite of products and local services that can be scaled up in terms of wider territory co-operation and collective working.

Renewable Energy

To convert community energy plans into more detailed feasibility studies and trial innovative renewable energy schemes at a community level to tackle fuel poverty &
to explore low carbon fuel opportunities for rural community facilities and vehicles.

Providing Non-statutory services

To share knowledge and best practice between established and “new” rural development communities through toolkits, best practice exchanges & innovation activities.

Short supply chains

To provide advice to rural enterprises that facilitates the development of complementary business clusters, shared resources through digital technology & linkages to on-line markets, which in turn, supports short supply chain development.

Adding Value to local Identity

For example:
Development of multimedia digital products that are content management based through community training and development and
To provide a common ground for players and actors in the rural tourism sector to engage, share and integrate ideas and solutions, by up-skilling with innovation tools and techniques to convert ideas into action and outcomes

LEADER contact

Please feel free to contact the team with any project ideas you may have

Funding categories

LEADER Projects Completed

These are LEADER projects that have ben completed and how they have helped our communities