Welcome to the Website for the Orkney Islands

LEADER Programme 2014 - 2020

The Orkney Islands LEADER Programme offers funding for small scale, pilot projects led by the local community, or that are in the local community's interest, with the aim to promote economic and community development within Orkney.

Within this website you will find information on the Orkney LEADER Programme, the Local Action Group, priorities for funding and more.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss LEADER with a member of the team please contact us


Farm Diversification/ Sectoral Business Support through the

Orkney LEADER Programme

Due to fewer applications coming forward than expected there is still approximately £250,000 available for farm diversification/sectoral business support projects in Orkney.

The LEADER Programme is therefore open once more for Expressions of Interest from eligible applicants. Closing date for Expressions of Interest is 9th of January 2019, potential projects will then be able to work up applications for the final deadline of 14th March 2019.

Projects will be expected to have any necessary planning and match funding in place by 1st May 2019 at the very latest.

If you have a project in mind, contact the LEADER team immediately on 01856 873535 extension 2855.



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