Our funding

Our funding

NULAG’s open for business!

In early September 2014, Northumberland Uplands Local Action Group (NULAG) successfully submitted their new strategy to Defra and were pleased to hear that their bid was successful in November 2014.

The local development strategy (LDS) covers a large part of western rural Northumberland incorporating the Northumberland Uplands and sets priorities for the rural development support we hope to provide from 2015-2020.

The LDS draws together the needs and aspirations of local communities with the government’s priorities for LEADER. Through the consultation events the following six key themes were identified which reflect national priorities:
  • increasing farm productivity
  • micro and small enterprises and diversification
  • rural tourism
  • provision of rural services
  • cultural and heritage activity
  • increasing forestry productivity
The new programme launched in the autumn of 2015 and NULAG is keen to receive applications from Uplands area.

The application process is in two stages, starting with an outline application which will be considered by the local action group who will then advise applicants if they can profress to full application.

It is likelt that the application process will take at least 3-4 months from initial contact through to a funding decision. 

People with ideas for projects or who want to find out more about LEADER funding should contact Gill Cowell, the programme officer, at gillian.cowell@northumberland.gov.uk or phone 07920 184616