Local Action for Rural Communities
Local Action for Rural Communities is part of the Rural Development Programme for England, a European funded programme running from 2009 to 2013.
This European investment is about improving the quality of life in rural areas and promoting diversification of the rural economy. The budget is channelled through the 'Leader' community-led approach to development, which is called Local Action in the South West.
In Somerset we have three Local Action Schemes – Levels & Moors, Western Somerset and Making It Local (Blackdown Hills). Each scheme has slightly different funding priorities however the ‘Measures’ that they deliver are set by Europe