LEADER North Northamptonshire

PLEASE NOTE: The previous LEADER programme, for which Northamptonshire ACRE was the administering body, finished in March 2014. There is a new programme due to start in April 2016. If you have a project you would like to be considered as part of the new programme, please contact leader@northamptonshire.gov.uk.


For four years Northamptonshire ACRE administered the LEADER funding programme run by the NORTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RURAL ACTION PARTNERSHIP. LEADER waas a £1.5M funding programme that covered the rural areas of Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby and East Northamptonshire and 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 programme’s main objective was to stimulate economic activity in rural areas.

LEADER is a french acronym meaning “Links between actions for the development of the rural economy”. The Partnership is made up of organisations representing the public, private and voluntary sectors and Northamptonshire ACRE is the Managing Partner. The LEADER website can be accessed here.

Prospective Applicants

Please note: the funding programme is now closed.

Successful projects

 For details of all the successful projects, please go to “Current Projects” on the North Northamptonshire LEADER website.

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