Welcome to Cumbria Fells and Dales LEADER - 'valuing the landscape, its people and its products'.
The Cumbria Fells and Dales LEADER area is outstanding in its landscape, wildlife, heritage and traditions. It attracts large numbers of visitors whose income supports our many tourism and other businesses. The area stretches from the borders of the Yorkshire Dales in the East to the Cumbrian coast in the West. It covers the whole of the Lake District National Park, the Cumbrian section of the Yorkshire Dales, the Upper Eden Valley and the Cumbrian section of Morecambe Bay, including Walney Island.
The Cumbria Fells and Dales 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.
A copy of our Local Development Strategy is available here.
More information about eligibility and the application process can be found on the How to Apply and Calls for Projects pages.
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When offered the option select Cumbria Fells & Dales RDPE Local Action Group.