Welcome to Kent Downs and Marshes & East Kent LEADER


The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) LEADER Programme is a European Union rural funding approach, with grant funds available from late 2015 to December 2019.

The RDPE LEADER is a way of spending money on local issues, identified by people living in that area. This bottom up identification of local issues leads to locally tailored opportunities based on the economic, social, environmental and land based sector needs of the LEADER area.


THE DEADLINES to submit full applications for consideration at the remaining lag meetings in 2018 have now passed.

additional meetings will be held in 2019 but it is advised to any applicants to submit their full applications as soon as possible in order and by 14th december 2018 at the latest to be considered at these meetings

funds are limited in the kent downs & marshes area and potential applicants should speak to the programme staff before submitting their full application.