Welcome to FVL LEADER

FVL LEADER LAG is planning for the future. We recently held a series of online workshops to explore our future priorities.  Please find a link to the workshop report here

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You may also be interested in reading about all the projects funded in our 2015-2020 programme which can be found in our Legacy Brochure - published in January 2021


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Although the main LEADER programme is closed, we have been successful in securing some Covid Recovery funding for the area which we are administering through some of the LEADER Strategic Projects.  If you would like to be part of one of our strategic projects, please do get in touch:

Cycle Tourism marketing and sector development
Local Food and Drink activity
Community Broadband

Wildfood Festival (this year at Tir na Nog) & Foraging Fortnight

LEADER is a method of delivering support to communities and businesses for the development of rural areas. Funding for LEADER comes from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with additional funding from the Scottish Government.  There are seven key elements of the LEADER approach outlined in the diagram below:

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Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER Local Action Group

The Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER Local Action Group (FVL LAG) has been awarded £2.78 million to invest in the development of our rural area, based on the Local Development Strategy that has been approved by the Scottish Government to cover the period 2015 to 2020 (last applications currently December 2019 or sooner if full allocation is reached).

Grants are awarded by the Forth valley and Lomond LEADER Local Action Group to projects that support delivery of the Local Development Strategy, which is available here.  A summary showing the strategic objectives that guides how the LAG invests the money is available here.  Successful applications will have to show that they will help to deliver one or more of the following strategic objectives:

  • Strengthening the Rural Economy
  • Building More Sustainable Communities
  • Building Community Resilience
  • Increasing the Understanding of, and Access to, our Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Realising the Economic and Community Potential of our Strategic Landscape Assets

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.