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LEADER Local Action Groups are Recruiting! Help guide funding for rural projects

The Community Partnership would like to encourage everyone with an interest in community development to consider expressing their interest in the following LEADER LAG recruitment opportunity.

The new LEADER Programmes are soon to launch and the Local Action Groups (LAGs) that oversee the Programmes are looking for new members. Would you be interested in helping to guide funding for projects across rural Scotland?

What is LEADER?

LEADER is a ‘bottom-up’ way to support rural development. It is approximately 5% of the total Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) allocation and is awarded by 21 LAGs across Scotland. The Small Business Support and Farm Diversification elements of SRDP are now part of LEADER.

For more information on LEADER please see:

LEADER across Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Two main LEADER programmes operate in the Park, Argyll & the Islands to the west and Forth Valley & Lomond to the east.

Both are seeking people with experience of economic and community development in rural areas. A wide range of experience and skills are required, which could be provided by active community reps, small businesses, social enterprises, land managers, farmers and local agencies. No-one is expected to bring all the knowledge to the table – so don’t be shy in taking an interest.

Membership is voluntary, the commitment is expected to be 4 days every 3 months and travel expenses are paid.  Training in LAG role, processes and procedures will be provided. 

If you would like to express an interest in joining either LAG please see below.

Argyll & the Islands

·         Please complete the attached LAG Registration Form

·         Queries and returned forms to Sheila McLean, Project Coordinator, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and T:01855 811563


Forth Valley & Lomond

·         Please see attached role outline and visit to complete the Application Form and Skills Checklist

·         Queries and returned forms to Anne-Michelle Ketteridge, Programme Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and T:01786 233155

The deadline for expressions of interest is 3rd March 2015.  


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