The LEADER approach is part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

The Lincolnshire LEADER Fund closed to new applicants on 1st September 2018 to allow current applications to be processed and contracted before BREXIT. Should any further calls for funding be launched in the future they will be advertised here.  If you wish to be notified of any future calls please email your contact details to

Within the Greater Lincolnshire area there is a Local Action Group, the Northern Lincolnshire LAG. The deadline for applying to this is 3rd October 2018.   For more details please contact Shalon Perkins, North Lincolnshire Council, Tel: 01724 297768.




Countryside Productivity Large Grants

The RDPE Countryside Productivity scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

Large grants (over £35,000) are available for Forestry Productivity, Water Resource Management, Adding Value to Agri-Food and Improving Farming Productivity.

The deadlines are as follows: 

  • Full applications for Forestry Productivity: 3 April 2018 - CLOSED
  • Full applications for Water Resource Management: 29 June 2018 - CLOSED
  • Expressions of interest for Adding Value to Agri-food: 29 June 2018 - CLOSED
  • Full applications for Improving Farm Productivity: 3 December 2018

For full details on the Countryside Productivity grants, including how to apply, please click here. 

You can contact the RPA on 03000 200 301(Rural Development option) if you would like any further advice after looking at the online information.