Expression of Interest form

If you have an idea for a LEADER project, please contact the Local Action Group for your area to check their deadlines and confirm that they are still accepting applications.

If they give you the go ahead, you should complete the Expression of Interest form below.

The submission of an EoI is the first formal step in applying for LEADER funding. It is your opportunity to present the outline project to the Local Action Group staff. You can find out more about the process in the guidance EoI Guidance - Applicant - Version 2 - 31 March 2017.

When you submit your form, the Local Action Group will let you know it has been received. 

If you have any queries about your submitted form, please contact the Local Action Group for your area

Visit our How to apply page for more information.

Position in organisation
If your idea potentially covers more than one Local Action Group area please select one area from the dropdown above and enter the additional areas below. Please note that your submission will only be automatically sent to the Local Action Group you select from the dropdown above. This Local Action Group will then share your submission with the areas you list below.
Location in which the project is taking place. If your organisation is an agricultural business please provide Main Location Code (MLC) - if you have more than one please list all.
The total value of project
Total value required from LEADER
Please describe your proposed project in no more than 500 words including information on who, when, why, where and what.

Once submitted, this form will be shared with  partners/special advisors to the local action group for the purpose of assessing the suitability of your project proposal in meeting the objectives of the local development strategy(ies). Partners/special advisors will not retain, share or use personal data for any other purpose. If you need further information please contact us at Please also refer to the Scottish Government Agriculture & Rural Economy Privacy Policy on how personal information is used and looked after. This can be found at You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you; information on how to request this or to exercise your other rights can be found in the Privacy Policy.