The Argyll and the Islands LEADER funding Programme aims to “support community-led economic growth and sustainable rural development within the Argyll and the Islands area”. Grants are awarded by the Local Action Group (LAG) to projects that can clearly demonstrate at least one of the following key themes:

  • Strengthening the rural economy through maximising the sustainable use of natural, cultural and heritage resources as an economic driver in the area of Argyll and the Islands.
  • Enhancing services and facilities within the area of Argyll and the Islands for the purpose of attracting individuals, families, visitors and investors for the purpose of growing and maintaining economicallyviable communities.
  • Small Business Support & Farm Diversification.


For details on the application process, applicants should visit for the 2018 funding rounds.

Upcoming Expression of Interest Deadline for the June Funding is 13 Apr 2018

Please note that all Argyll and Bute Council officers considering applying for European funding should contact the European Team – / Tel No 01546 604899 for more information.

The Argyll and the Islands LEADER LAG is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community LEADER 2014-2020 programme

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