LEADER Programme

EU EAFRDThe Fieldfare LEADER programme is now open and accepting new applications.

Are you in our area?

We support projects in the Eastleigh, East Hampshire, Havant and Winchester local Council areas. You can check the area we cover using the map on the right hand side of this page

Who can apply?

LEADER logoFarmers, groups of farmers, landowners, forestry contractors, visitor accommodation providers and attractions, groups setting up rural services, community social enterprises and organisations

Have you thought about expanding or growing your business?

Funding is avialable for physical tangible (capital) items. For example Equipment, machinery, tools and improvements to buildings used for business or to provide rural services

How can we help?

We can nonrally provide up to 40% of the agreed eligible costs. Projects can not start before we have agreed to help and you have completed all of the necessary application processes

You can tell us about yourself and your ideas by completing and submitting the Initial contact form using the link on the right hand side

Some examples of how we have helped others

Kate applied for a grant towards the purchase of a new oven. the oven was needed to expand production at her small bakery

A family run goat farm applied for funds to buy sides for their farmers market stall

Jamie applied for funds to purchase two shepherds huts for his fly fishing farm diversification business. The project meant he needed to employ more staff

A community group applied for funds to improve the energy efficiency of their hall

Pepperpots Nursery applied for funds to help them build a horticultural barn

A rural community applied for funds to help them buy equipment for their community operated pre school

Please see our contact page for details of how to get in touch and to find out more

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