A Northants farm greatly improved the efficiency of its fertilisation system with a slurry tanker bought with the help of a LEADER grant.
Farrington Oils is pioneering its way through the no-till drill movement, putting LEADER programme funding of £26,800 towards new machinery.
Dusthill Farm implemented a LEADER-funded project for a new robotic milking system and slurry processing unit, in a revolutionary investment for the running of the farm.
The LEADER programme assisted in funding a farm’s own butcher and cold storage area, meaning they can now process all the meat in-house, ensuring quality of produce and an increase in direct sales.
Micro-business Chiltern Wool is helping sheep farmers diversify, helping them sell their wool locally thanks to a 5-gauge knitting machine and other high-tech equipment purchased with a LEADER grant.
One of the most effective ways to move from soil erosive ploughing is the direct or minimal till approach. To date, the LEADER programme has funded 39 of these drills with over £1 million of grant funding.
Supported by LEADER Programme funding of £26,825 towards new machinery, a Northamptonshire farmer has produced rapeseed oil certified as both carbon and plastic-neutral, in a world first for any product.
A new support programme for tourism and hospitality businesses will help to boost Buckinghamshire’s productivity, via a partnership between Buckinghamshire Business First, Visit Buckinghamshire and Be the Business.
We recently hosted a visit from RAZLOG LAG, a LEADER group from southern Bulgaria. The visit was designed for them to see how we run the LEADER programme in England, and also to see what types of projects we would typically fund.
A second-generation dairy farming family have embarked on an exciting plan to diversify and drive sustainable growth thanks to a £19,367 grant from the LEADER Programme.
A farmer with no previous catering or butchery experience was given the confidence to diversify and grow thanks to a £16,000 grant from the LEADER Programme.
The last shop in Wigginton village in the Chiltern Hills, shut its doors more than a decade ago.