Greater Dartmoor LEAF 2015-2020



The GD LEAF programme is now open for applications!

Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund (GD LEAF) is a partnership originally set up in 2008 to invest in economic, environmental and community based projects to encourage innovation and promote the prosperity of the Greater Dartmoor area.

We are delighted to have been awarded almost £2 million to allocate to projects in the area that meet the objectives of the strategy.

The focus of this next rural programme will be creating jobs and helping the rural economy to grow, with the main areas for support being:-

  • Farming – support for farm diversification / increasing productivity
  • Forestry – support for increasing productivity and processing
  • Enterprise – creation or development of micro and small businesses
  • Tourism / Rural Services / Cultural & Heritage activity

The full strategy can be viewed here

How do we apply? 

Firstly, check whether your project is in the Greater Dartmoor LEAF area Greater Dartmoor LEAF map

If so, then you need to register your project idea with us here

A copy of the Applicant handbook is available here GDLEAF handbook and a click here for a pdf copy of the GD LEAF booklet.

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PLEASE NOTE – because of the  number of processes we have to carry out, and the time needed to build up a good strong full application, we would advise that you plan approximately 12 weeks for the whole process from drafting your initial outline to receiving the funding decision.

Unfortunately we cannot make exceptions or take short-cuts for projects,  and those that do not submit the required information on or before a deadline will be deferred until the next funding round.

Use the interactive map below to see other projects already benefiting from GD LEAF: 

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