RDPE LEADER Programme 2014-2020 How to Apply

Applicants will need to fill out 2 application forms to apply for a LEADER grant:

1. An Outline Application; then, if successful,

2. A Full Application 

How to Apply

1) Check if your project is located in the Lindsey Action Zone area

2) Download and read the Lindsey Action Zone Applicant Handbook

3) Check the submission dates

4) Download an Outline Application Form and Guidance Notes

5) Complete and Submit to LAZ@lincolnshire.gov.uk

6) If successful, you will be invited to submit a Full Application

 

1) Check if your project is located in the Wash Fens area

All projects must take place within a LEADER Local Action Group Area. (Map of Lindsey Action Zone)  

If your business or project crosses the LAG border, please contact us and we will advise you on how you should proceed.  A map with contact details for the five Local Action Groups within Greater Lincolnshire can be downloaded here.

2) Download and read the Lindsey Action Zone Applicant Handbook

It is important that you read the Handbook before submitting an Outline Application.  It will help you to determine if your project is eligible for funding and also provides essential information about LEADER and the funding application process.

If you are at all uncertain about whether LEADER funding is right for you or would simply prefer to chat through your idea with us first, please get in touch.  Information and advice is available free of charge to all potential applicants.

Email: LAZ@lincolnshire.gov.uk with your contact details and a member of the team will call you back. 

3) Check the submission dates

Outline applications will be assessed on a bi-monthly basis.  However, please submit your application as soon as it is ready as we will endeavour to get back to you sooner than this if time allows. 

Outline applications received up to and including:

Due to be reviewed by:

14 December 2015

24 December 2015

1 February 2016

12 February 2016

25 March 2016

8 April 2016

10 June 2016

24 June 2016

12 August 2016

26 August 2016

And bi-monthly thereafter

And bi-monthly thereafter

At times of high demand, we reserve the right to extend the time required to review applications. (NB. Submission dates for Full Applications are given in Stage 6 below).

4) Download an Outline Application Form and Guidance Notes

The Outline Application form can be downloaded here. It is an Excel Spreadsheet and must be completed and returned in a Microsoft Excel compatible format.  We are sorry but we are unable to accept handwritten applications.  Applications received in a non-compatible or unacceptable format will be returned.

Guidance Notes are available here to assist with completion of the form.  However if you experience any difficulties, please contact us for help and advice.

5) Complete and Submit to LAZ@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Email your completed form to us.  We will send you an acknowledgement within 5 working days to confirm receipt.

We will contact you again once your Outline Application has been reviewed to confirm if you will be invited to proceed to the next stage.

6) If successful, you will be invited to submit a Full Application

If the Outline Application is successful, applicants will be sent a Full Application form with a deadline for when it needs to be submitted. This will typically be within 4 months.

In order to submit a Full Application, you must have a Single Business Identifier (SBI) Number from the Rural Payments Agency.  If you don't already have one of these, you will have to register with the RPA.  Follow this link to apply: www.gov.uk/claim-rural-payments

The Full Application form asks for more detail about the project - building on the information given at the outline stage.  Full Applications will be assessed by the Local Action Group and not all applications will necessarily be successful.

The LAG is due to meet to consider Full Applications on the following dates:

Full Applications received up to and including:

Due to be reviewed at Lindsey Action Zone LAG Meeting on:

22 January 2016

 23 March 2016

21 March 2016

 24 May 2016

13 May 2016

 12 July 2016

29 July 2016

   4 October 2016

30 September 2016

 29 November 2016

And bi-monthly thereafter

And bi-monthly thereafter

We reserve the right to postpone or re-arrange LAG meeting dates according to local circumstances.  Amended dates will be posted here.

HOW TO APPLY

1) Check if your project is located in the Lindsey Action Zone (Open Map)

2) Download and read the Applicant Handbook

3) Check the application submission dates

4) Complete an Outline Application Form (see guidance notes)

5) Submit to LAZ@lincolnshire.gov.uk

If you are unsure if your project is eligible for funding please email your contact details and query to us and a member of the Funding Team will be in touch with you. LAZ@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

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