Outer Hebrides LEADER

LEADER Update - LAG Statement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 September 2016 09:24

OH LAG Statement

The new deadline for the next LEADER applications is Wednesday 19th October. This has been brought forward as a result of recent correspondence received from Scottish Government, who have confirmed that they will honour all committed signed off projects up until the UK Government Autumn Statement date (23rd November).   Until they form a response to the Statement, the Scottish Government cannot guarantee funding after this date, and LAG areas have been advised not to expect to receive notification and detail of this until early 2017.   

Therefore, applicants applying to the round must have secured, or at least be close to securing, the full match funding package, as well as realistically being able to meet all conditions timeously, in order to avoid any risk with the projects proceeding.  This will provide the LEADER team with the opportunity to ensure all paperwork is received and reports are developed and sent to LAG members promptly for scoring.  That will allow the team enough scope to send out letters of offer and receive the signed grant acceptances back into the LEADER office to ensure everything is signed off by 22nd November at the latest.

The Outer Hebrides LEADER Programme 2014-2020 will continue ‘business as usual’ beyond 23rd November, receiving Expressions of Interest and supporting applicants in bringing their applications forward, but will not be able to approve applications until the Scottish Government’s position is made clear.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016 09:35

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