The BNED LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) has been awarded €1,713,000 of European Agricultural Fund For Rural Development (EAFRD) through the Rural Development Programme for England for the funding of rural projects in the local area. This represents a Sterling equivalent of approximately £1,370,000 (this figure may alter in line with Euro exchange rates).


The Expression of Interest (EOI) window has been re-opened and we are now accepting until 30th November 2018.

Funding circumstances have changed and we are accepting new Expressions of Interest (EOI) until 30th November 2018.

Grants of between £3,500 and €200,000 for up to 40% of total project costs are available to farmers, small and micro businesses, community groups and organisations in the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire eligible areas. 

Eligible areas are defined by Defra and can be found on Defra's Magic Map website.

Due to Brexit all applications must be approved and contracted by March 2019 so we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of approval.  

BNED LEADER will consider projects that create jobs and growth and fit within one of the following priorities: 

If you have an idea for a project please contact the Programme Officer.

Follow the How to Apply link to download a copy of the Expression of Interest form, guidance and Applicant Handbook.

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