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

Please visit our Case Studies page to view some short films which spotlight successful LEADER projects in the 2014-2020 Programme.


The LEADER Programme is currently closed for new applications. The future of any further funding for community-led local development in Orkney is unclear, until discussions between the UK and Scottish Governments have concluded. However, if you have a project in mind which you think may be eligible for funding please contact the LEADER team on 01856 873535 extension 2855.



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