Archived projects

LEADER North Northamptonshire

LEADER is a French acronym meaning “Links between actions for the development of the rural economy”. The Partnership comprises organisations representing the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The programme was part of the European Commission’s LEADER Approach, funded jointly by the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). It was administered through the East Midlands Development Agency as part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

The main objective of the programme was to stimulate economic activity in rural areas.

For four years Northamptonshire ACRE administered the LEADER funding programme run by the NORTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RURAL ACTION PARTNERSHIP. LEADER was a £1.5M funding programme that covered the rural areas of Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire ACRE was the Managing Partner.

Do you have a project you’d like to be considered as part of the new programme?

If so, please contact leader@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

You’ll find the LEADER website here – now re-defined as the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)


Climate Change

Action for Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have produced a new guide for local parish and town councils entitled: Adapting to climate change; a guide for local councils.

The Earth’s climate is changing. Climate change constitutes one of the greatest social, environmental and economic threats to society.

Issues such as health, housing, transport, waste, food production and equality are critically linked with environmental conditions. We need to understand how our climate might change so that we can prepare.


Local action against flooding and drought

The impacts of climate change, including flooding and drought, vary from place to place. Action at local and regional level is vitally important to reduce future risk.

This guide is designed for parish councils, town councils and community groups to promote ways in which they can source information, ideas and support on local initiatives. All this will help them address the likely impacts of climate change.


Practical Solutions

Included in the guide you’ll find tips and case studies to help stimulate local thinking on how climate change might affect communities.

Download your guide here.