LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities for rural development.
Grants and support for economic, environmental and social measures to benefit rural Scotland are available through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP).
Funding information and support
If you're looking for funding and support for your rural business or project here are some of the organisations that can help.
The EU Funding Portal is an online resource for Scottish organisations interested in EU funding and for international organisations wishing to work with Scottish organisations. It provides free information to registered users about opportunities from the EU Programmes
The Scottish Rural Network (SRN) has teamed up with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation's Funding Scotland to provide an advanced online funding search to help you find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise.
The service is free to use and to start searching for funding you must register or login. Please note, this will be different to your SRN login information.
Practical help, advice and support for new and growing businesses in Scotland.
Highland & Islands Enterprise (HIE) provides help and support for businesses and communities in the Highlands & Islands.
Scottish Enterprise provides help and support for businesses.