Application & Claims

To be eligible for support from the LEADER programme, your project must meet one or more of the themes and objectives as described in the Argyll & the Islands Local Development Strategy. A copy of the Strategy can be downloaded within the Documents sections of this website.

Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Argyll and the Islands LEADER programme is now closed for new Expressions of Interest

Previously submitted Expressions of Interest which were successful can submit full applications as per the table below


Stage 2: Application Stage

If your project is able to progress to this stage you will be granted access to the online LEADER application system, LARCs. In addition to the application, you will be required to submit a Project Plan and a Cash Flow/Milestones Forecast. Templates for these will be provided by the Development Officers.

Development Officers, will be available to assist you in the completion of your application and guide you through the application process. Applications will be assessed quarterly by the Local Action Group.  A timetable of LAG meeting dates is below.


The time for deadlines will be 12 noon where applicable below.

    December 2018 LAG

March 2019 LAG (Final Date)

Application Deadline   26/10/2018 11/01/2019
LAG Decision Meeting   06/12/2018 07/03/2019







Stage 3: Claims Stage

Payments to approved projects will be made in arrears after expenditure has been incurred and the project milestones have been achieved.  LEADER Claims Officers are available to assist projects when they are ready to submit claims. You will be provided with the details of your Claims Officer during the post approval stage.