Highland LEADER seeks new LAP members

Ardersier landscape
Norette Ferns

Would you like to be part of a Local Area Partnership responsible for delivering LEADER in Nairnshire and Rural Inverness?

Highland LEADER are currently recruiting volunteers to join a new Local Area Partnership (LAP). LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support  to communities for rural development.

The Inner Moray Firth South LAP will be responsible for allocating funding towards projects which will benefit communities in Nairnshire and Rural Inverness, excluding Inverness City.

The LAP will have a budget in the region of £400,000 to award to small businesses and communities in the LAP area over the next four years.

LAP Members will help to establish and promote LEADER locally and determine grant applications over the course of the Programme which runs until 2020.

The LAP will be supported by a Development Officer who will work with applicants in the area, providing support and guidance from application stage through to project delivery.

Applications for the LAP are sought by 31st January 2016 from local people who have experience of working in/with community or youth groups and/or business/industry. Highland LEADER are keen to hear from people who have a good understanding of the social impact and benefits that different types of projects can deliver.

Theses posts are non-salaried, however travel expenses can be reimbursed for community, voluntary and private sector representatives.

Training on assessing LEADER applications will be provided.

Visit the Highland LEADER website for more information.

For further information and an application form to join the Inner Moray Firth South LAP email joe.macmillan@highland.gov.uk or telephone 01463 702439. 

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