Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership LEADER Funding Update How
There are two stages to the application process - an Outline Application
and a Full Application. Applications are assessed at both stages
and only the highest scoring at the Full Application stage will be successful.
Expression of interest stage
Before completing the expression of interest form you should check that you are
in the WARR Partnership LEADER
area . Next, download the LEADER
Handbook and contact the LEADER Delivery Team
here to discuss your project and the application process.
Send your completed form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressions of Interest will be assessed against a range of criteria including
whether your organisation and project are eligible and how well your project
fits the LEADER national and local priorities.
Expressions of Interest can be submitted at any time while LEADER is open.
We anticipate that the WARR Partnership LEADER programme will stay open until
mid to late 2019.
Full application stage
If the Expression of Interest is successful you will be invited to proceed to the
next stage and sent a full application form.
Please note being invited to submit a full application is not a guarantee of
At this stage you will need to provide evidence to support your application
• quotes for the equipment or work (usually a minimum of three);
• confirmation of other funding sources;
• financial accounts;
• all relevant permissions, and licences (e.g. planning);
• proof of tenancy (if premises are leasehold).
Full applications will be assessed and scored against a range of selection criteria
set out in the LEADER applicant handbook.
The LAG decision making panels will meet to consider full applications every
two months, they will decide if a full application is successful and if a grant
can be awarded.
If you are invited to make a full application the LEADER delivery team will
advise you of the date by which your application should be returned. This will
usually need to be at least one calendar month before the relevant panel meeting
2016/17 Deadlines for Full Applications are currently: 22 March 2016, 16th May
2016, 11th August 2016, 23rd December 2016, 24th March 2017