Uplands LEADER

Uplands LEADER

Welcome to the Northumberland Uplands

Welcome to the Northumberland Uplands, a rich, cultural landscape running from the River Tyne in the south, through some of England’s deepest rural areas to the border with Scotland in the north.

The area covers the whole of Northumberland National Park, the dark skies of Kielder Water and Forest Park and the most visited and dramatic parts of the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This remote area is characterised by the moors and grasslands of the Cheviot Hills, with their ancient hill forts and pure rivers and the wild valleys of the North Tyne and Redesdale.

Northumberland Uplands LEADER programme

The Northumberland LEADER programme is open for applications and will provide grants to small businesses, farmers, foresters and communities for projects that create jobs and grow the rural economy.

More information about eligibility and the application process can be found in the applicant's handbook (downloadable below).

If you would like to complete an outline application, please email gillian.cowell@northumberland.gov.uk and she will send you a form.