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Following the Autumn Statement DEFRA have informed us that we can start to consider new outline applications under the CWWW LEADER Programme. 

Work carried out prior to the Autumn Statement allowed us to commit programme budget to the end of March 2017. Therefore, whilst we are unable to formally consider outline applications until April 2017 this will provide you with the time required to prepare your outline application. 

Please read all information and guidance, enter your post code into the post code checker to see if you are eligible for funding in our LEADER area. 

Having read the guidance, if you have a project fully ready to go, with match funding in place, we are happy to discuss.

Welcome to Rural Programmes

The Rural Programmes team develop policies and maximise funding opportunities for the benefit of groups, small to medium enterprise, farmers, farmers networks, partnerships and social enterprise within the LEADER area (pdf 717kb opens in new window).

Finding information:

Here you can find information on our current LEADER programme, CWWW LEADER 2014 - 2020 (opens in a new window).

You can also find more information on previous programmes such as Leader+ (opens in a new window). and 'Pathfinder' and Humber RAOP (opens in a new window). 

Check out our News and Events page (opens in a new window) which includes the latest news about our projects and events that might be happening in your area.    

Latest News on CWWW LEADER 2014-2020

To establish whether your project is located within the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways LEADER area, please type your post code into the post code checker below:

Postcode Checker (Excel 16.37mb opens in a new window)

To apply for CWWW LEADER 2014-2020 funding please refer to the 'Am I eligible?' checklist, which can be found on our Funding and Guidance page. If your self-assessment shows you are eligible for funding please complete an Outline application form and submit both the Outline application form and the 'Am I eligible?' checklist to the email address below:


"CWWW" is an acronym for Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways.    

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