Welcome to FVL Local Action Group


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 Our Community Led Local Development (CLLD) programme is currently fully allocated.

The programme builds on the positive legacy of the rural LEADER Programme and the learning of the more recent Scottish Government's Rural Communities Testing Change funding. 

CLLD gives local communities the power to tackle their own, local challenges. By building knowledge and skills, supporting new ideas and encouraging co-operation, CLLD helps to create viable and resilient communities.

During this interim phase Local Action Groups across Scotland have been awarded funds to allow new programmes of grant funding to open up and be available to communities and businesses until March 2024.  A new Scottish Agricultural Bill is currently being prepared which will include funding available for rural communities in the future. 

During this period the funds available are much smaller than previously available so grants are limited to £10,000 per application.  If you have a project idea you would like to discuss, please get in touch with info@fvl.org.uk


In the meantime you can read about the projects funded in our LEADER programme which can be found in our Legacy Brochure  or click on the box below for the online version:



Forth Valley and Lomond Local Action Group

The Forth Valley and Lomond Local Action Group (FVL LAG) is a partnership group made up of community and business volunteers as well as agencies who have an interest in the development of rural Forth Valley and the Loch Lomond area.  FVL LAG has been awarded £192,557 to invest in the development of the rural area, based on the Community Vision Plan that has been approved by the Scottish Government to cover the period June 2023 to March 2024 (three application rounds June, July and October 2023 or sooner if full allocation is reached).

Grants are awarded by the Forth valley and Lomond Local Action Group to projects that support delivery of the Community Vision Plan, which is available here.  Successful applications will have to show that they will deliver one or more of the following strategic objectives:

  • Investing in Sustainable Economic Actions
  • Creating Resilient and Smart Communities
  • Preparing Climate Actions and Responding to the Climate Emergency
  • Fostering Partnership Working
  • Addressing Inequalities and Social Inclusion

The eligible area is rural Clackmannanshire, rural Stirling and rural West Dunbartonshire.  A map of the area is available here.  And a list of the key settlements in the eligible area is available here.

More detailed guidance for applications is available here.

If you would like to speak to a person during office hours, please phone Carolyn McGill on 01786 233159.  Out of office hours please email info@fvl.org.uk with some details of your project idea or ask Carolyn to call you back.

 FVL LAG held a series of online workshops in early 2021 to explore future priorities.  Please find a link to the workshop report here


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