Applications & Claims

o be eligible for support from the LEADER programme, your project must contribute to one or more of the activities and targets set out in the South Aberdeenshire Local Development Strategy.

The first stage in the application process is to submit an expression of interest form through the Scottish Rural Network page:

Once your form has been received, you will be contacted by the South Aberdeenshire Co-ordinator, who will let you know whether your project is eligible to progress to application stage.

Please refer to our Getting Your Project Ready  page which takes you through how to develop your project.


Formal applications are submitted through the Scottish Government LARCs online system.

Although we can receive applications at any time due to the announcement below unfortunately we can not advise of any funding award and issue any formal offer of Grant.

Please take this information into consideration when submitting your application.


2017 Proposed Funding Rounds


2017 Application Deadline PAC




Application Round 5 02/12/2016 31/01/2017 28/02/2017
Application Round 6 14/04/2017 30/05/2017 27/06/2017
Application Round 7 11/08/2017 26/09/2017 24/10/2017

Project Claims

Please note we can not provide grant support to any costs incurred in drawn together your proposal.  If your proposal is approved, payments are made in arrears after expenditure has been incurred and milestones achieved.  Claims are made through the LARCs system.