“The Community Led Local Development (CLLD) fund is an annual grant allocation to Orkney from the Scottish Government. It has been provided as a replacement to the previous LEADER funding Orkney received. Due to the limited size of the funding allocation, it will only be Orkney based, constituted community/voluntary not for profit organisations with a registered bank account that will be eligible to apply. Applications will not be considered from individuals, sole traders, organisations outwith Orkney, religious or political organisations, or private business.
Bids are being sought from community groups within Orkney who want to make a difference through the Scottish Government funded Community Led Local Development (CLLD) grant scheme – the successor to the previous LEADER Programme which saw a wealth of small-scale community-led projects benefit between 2014-2020.
The Orkney Local Action Group (Orkney LAG) delivered the LEADER Programme in the county and will also oversee the CLLD funding allocation for Orkney of £188,330 in 2022/23.
Orkney LAG will accept applications from community groups between 5-28 September.
The CLLD Programme can support revenue and capital project costs based on the following criteria: