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LEADER Local Action Groups in England

Find your LAG

A total of £138 million is available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land managers in England between 2015 and 2020 under the LEADER scheme.

LEADER funding is delivered via LEADER Local Action Groups (LAG) and each LAG is made up of people from the local community, the local public and the private sector. They decide which projects they will fund in their larea depending on their priorities.

Below you will find the details of your nearest LAG, broken down by region.

North West

Cheshire and Warrington Local Action Group website

E: cheshireleader@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk T: 01244 973824

Cumbria Fells and Dales Local Action Group website

E: fellsanddales@cumbria.gov.uk T: 01900 706000

Lancashire North and Bowland Local Action Group website

E: ruralfunding@lancashire.gov.uk T: Karen Lawrenson 01772 538797 or Louise Kite 01772 534134

Lancashire Pennine Moors Local Action Group website

E: ruralfunding@lancashire.gov.uk T: Karen Lawrenson 01772 538797 or Louise Kite 01772 534134

Lancashire West Local Action Group website

E: ruralfunding@lancashire.gov.uk T: Karen Lawrenson 01772 538797 or Louise Kite 01772 534134

Mersey Rural Local Action Group website

Jonathan Jackson E: jonathan.jackson@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk T: 0151 330 1395

Solway, Border and Eden Local Action Group website

E: sbeleader@cumbria.gov.uk T: 01900 706000

West Cheshire and Warrington Local Action Group website

E: cheshireleader@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk T: 01244 973824

Yorkshire and North East

Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways Local Action Group website

E: leader@eastriding.gov.uk T: 01377 208410

Durham Coast and Lowlands Local Action Group website

E: durhamcoastandlowlands@durham.gov.uk T: 03000 266 894

East Peak Local Action Group website

E: info@epip.org.uk T: 01226 763 201

North Pennine Dales Local Action Group website

E: northpenninedales@durham.gov.uk

North York Moors Coast and Hills Local Action Group website

Amy Thomas E: a.thomas@northyorkmoors.org.uk T: 01439 772700

Northern Lincolnshire Local Action Group website

Shalon Perkins E: leaderfunding@northlincs.gov.uk T: 01724 297768

Northumberland Coast and Lowlands Local Action Group website

Ivan Hewitt E: ivan.hewitt@northumberland.gov.uk T: 01670 623878

Northumberland Uplands Local Action Group website

Gill Cowell E: gillian.cowell@northumberland.gov.uk T: 07920 184616

South Pennines Local Action Group website

Rachael Dilworth E: Rachael.Dilworth@pennineprospects.co.uk T: 01422 264685

Yorkshire Dales Local Action Group website

E: rima.berry@ydmt.org T: 015242 51002

West Midlands

Cotswolds Local Action Group website

James Webb E: cotswoldsleader@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk T: 01451 862033

Forest and Tewkesbury Borough Local Action Group website

Neil Batt E: Neil.Batt@fdean.gov.uk T: 01594 812 608

Herefordshire Local Action Group website

E: leader@herefordshire.gov.uk

North Warwickshire and Hinckley and Bosworth Local Action Group website

E: leaderproject@northwarks.gov.uk T: 01827 719 271

Staffordshire Local Action Group website

Gemma Amphlett E: cmb.leader@staffordshire.gov.uk T: cmb.leader@staffordshire.gov.uk

Worcestershire Local Action Group website

E: info@business-central.co.uk. T: 01905 677 888

East Midlands

Bolsover North East Derbyshire Local Action Group website

E: info@bned-leader.co.uk T: 01246 217200

Coastal Action Zone Local Action Group website

E: coastalrdpe@lincolnshire.gov.uk T: 01507 354561

East Leicestershire Local Action Group website

E: eastleicestershireleader@leics.gov.uk T: 0116 3056298

Kestevens Local Action Group website

E: kestevens@lincolnshire.gov.uk T: 01522 550642

Lindsey Action Zone Local Action Group website

E: laz@lincolnshire.gov.uk T: 01507 354561

North and West Northamptonshire Local Action Group website

Will Dallimore E: william.dallimore@ngagesolutions.co.uk T: 01494 927167

North Nottinghamshire Local Action Group website

Jim Burley E: jim.burley@nottscc.gov.uk T: 0115 993 9337

Peak Local Action Group website

Amanda Brown E: peakleader@derbyshire.gov.uk T: 01629 538246

South Nottinghamshire Local Action Group website

Craig Edson E: SouthNottinghamshire.LEADERProgramme@nottscc.gov.uk T: (0115) 977 2686

Wash Fens Local Action Group website

E: washfens@lincolnshire.gov.uk T: 01775 764496

East of England

Bedfordshire and Hunts Claylands Local Action Group website

E: info@bedsrcc.org.uk T: 01234 838771

Brecks Local Action Group website

Eliska Cheeseman E: leaderteam@norfolk.gov.uk T: 01603 228827

Broads Local Action Group website

Eliska Cheeseman E: leaderteam@norfolk.gov.uk T: 01603 228827

Cambridgeshire Fens Local Action Group website

Kieran Carr E: kieran.carr@cambsacre.org.uk T: 01353 865047

Eastern Plateau Local Action Group website

Kari Hall E: kari.hall@eastherts.gov.uk T: 01992 531618

Essex Rivers Local Action Group website

Beverly Davies T: 01376 574339

Greensand Ridge Local Action Group website

E: leader@bedsrcc.org.uk T: 01234 832614

Heritage Coast Local Action Group website

Gavin Talbot E: ruraldevelopment@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk T: 07734 540707

Rural Peterborough and Rutland Local Action Group website

Sheila O’Brien E: Sheila.o’brien@opportunitypeterborough.co.uk T: 01733 317 404

Waveney Valley Local Action Group website

Eliska Cheeseman E: leaderteam@norfolk.gov.uk T: 01603 228827

Wensum and Coast Local Action Group website

Eliska Cheeseman E: leaderteam@norfolk.gov.uk T: 01603 228827

West Norfolk Local Action Group website

Eliska Cheeseman E: leaderteam@norfolk.gov.uk T: 01603 228827

Wool Towns Local Action Group website

Gavin Talbot E: ruraldevelopment@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk T: 07734 540707

Central Sussex Local Action Group website

E: rdpeleader@westsussex.gov.uk T: 0330 2228001

Chilterns Local Action Group website

Ian Barrow E: ian.barrow@ngagesolutions.co.uk T: 01494 927407

Clay Vales Local Action Group website

Ruth Detaed E: ruth.deraed@ngagesolutions.co.uk T: 01494 927167

East Kent Local Action Group website

Huw Jarvis E: huw.jarvis@kent.gov.uk

Fieldfare Local Action Group website

Expression of interest form to complete online

Kent Downs and Marshes Local Action Group website

Huw Jarvis E: huw.jarvis@kent.gov.uk

Loddon and Test Local Action Group website

Emily Preston E: emily@ruralfunding.co.uk T: 07545355449

New Forest Local Action Group website

E: Contact@newforestleader.org.uk T: 023 8028 5588

Oxfordshire Local Action Group website

Sophie Milton E: Oxfordshire.Leader@southandvale.gov.uk T: 01235 422 245

Rural Surrey Local Action Group website

E: ruralsurreyleader@surreycc.gov.uk T: 020 8541 8724

Sussex Downs and Coastal Plain Local Action Group website

E: rdpeleader@westsussex.gov.uk T: 0330 2228001

Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership Local Action Group website

Dom Cransfield T:01273 892031

West Kent Local Action Group website

Caroline Lingham E: westkentleader@sevenoaks.gov.uk T: 01732 227282

South West (non-Devon and Cornwall)

Heart of Wessex Local Action Group website

Sarah Dyke E: sarah@heartofwessex.co.uk T: 07826 907361

North Wessex Downs Local Action Group website

Dawn Hamblin E: nwdleaderprogramme@wiltshire.gov.uk T: 01488 680458

Northern Dorset Local Action Group website

T: 01305 225525

Plain Action Local Action Group website

Lesley Thomas E: atruscott@communityfirst.org.uk T: 01380 732814

Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group website

Anne-Marie Spalding E: levelsandmoorsleader@somerset.gov.uk T: 01823 359242

Southern Dorset Local Action Group website

T: 01305 225525

Vale Action Local Action Group website

Lesley Thomas E: atruscott@communityfirst.org.uk T: 01380 732814

West of England Local Action Group website

E: leader@westofenglandrdp.org.uk T: 01275 333701

Western Somerset Local Action Group website

E: westernsomersetleader@somerset.gov.uk T: 01823 359242

South West (Devon and Cornwall)

Atlantic and Moor Local Action Group website

E: amlag@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk T: 01872 326751

Coast to Coast Local Action Group website

E: C2CLAG@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk T: 01872 326735

Greater Dartmoor LEAF Local Action Group website

E: admin@DRCompany.co.uk T: 01837 658643

Making It Local Local Action Group website

Mirela Doana or Linda Wilson E: makingitlocal@devon.gov.uk T: 01392 383000

REAL Devon Local Action Group website

Mirela Doana or Linda Wilson E: realdevon@devon.gov.uk T: 01392 383000

South and East Cornwall Local Action Group website

Cath Collier E: cath.collier@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk T: 07484 011512

South Devon Coastal Local Action Group website

E: admin@DRCompany.co.uk T: 01837 658643

Torridge and North Devon Local Action Group website

E: leader5@northdevonplus.co.uk T: 01237 426423

West Cornwall Local Action Group website

Caroline Sargent E: caroline.sargent@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk T: 01872 324445

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