North Pennine Dales LEADER open

January 21, 2016

The North Pennine Dales (NPD) LEADER programme is now open for applications.

NPD LEADER programme has been awarded £2.133 million to fund projects from now to 2020.

The programme aims to support strong and sustainable rural economic growth throughout the NPD area in ways which reflect the area’s local priorities, engage local people and businesses, build more resilient communities and conserve its high quality landscape and environment.

NPD covers abroad area across rural Gateshead, Allendale, South Tynedale, mid-Durham, Weardale and Teesdale.

Grant rates available vary depending on the priority applied against, the project, business size and costs involved.

There are two stages to the application process- an outline application and a full application.  Copies of the Application Handbook can be found here.

For more details contact Pamela Harding, NPD LEADER Coordinator on 03000 266 895 or email


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