How To Apply

Information on how to apply for LEADER funding.

How To Apply - Leader

Expression of Interest form

For more information please visit:Scottish Rural Network - How to Apply


Third sector groups, private businesses, public sector bodies and individuals are eligible to apply for LEADER funding as long as your project fits with our local development strategy.  We would recommend familiarising yourself with  the short version of our Icon for pdf Local Development Strategy [1.01MB] in order to see if your project is a good fit for the scheme.  For the full version click here Icon for pdf West Lothian LEADER Strategy 2014-2020 [1.95MB]  The LAG will assess projects using specific eligibility and technical criteria for full details click here Icon for pdf LAG Project Assessment Criteria [61.37KB].

Our co-ordinator will assess each aspect of your project for eligibility and you can also find guidance on this and other aspects of the scheme on the Scottish Rural Networks website:SRN Leader Guidance

The West Lothian Area

We cover the same eligible areas as the previous programme but will now include all of the towns in West Lothian, with the exception of Livingston. However, the LAG will consider projects which clearly benefit the rural area even if they are located within Livingston or pass through it; for example, a project based around the River Almond would be allowed to include the parts of the river that passed through Livingston.

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