Outcomes for Farm Diversification

IMG_0976Below is the list of the sort of outcomes we would hope to see projects applying for this grant programme achieve. We do not expect you to achieve all of the outcomes, as achieving on one outcome may outweigh the need to deliver on others. This merely serves as a list to give you guidance on what is important in an application to us. Please remember that LEADER is a grant programme that aims to boost the rural economy and all projects should demonstrate how they will contribute to this. You will need to list these outcomes in your application and also prove you have delivered on them before claiming your grant.


  • Additional direct employment created?
  • Increased GVA (gross value added)/profits to support the farm business?
  • Reduction in carbon emissions?
  • Improved energy/water use?
  • Reduction to waste?
  • Beneficial collaboration with other businesses or farms?
  • Will your business make use of local suppliers?
  • Will your business make use of local services, e.g local shop, post office, village hall etc?
  • Educational opportunities created?
  • Increased visitors to the farm?
  • Existing or new tourism activities supported?
  • of potential additional overnight stays per annum in the local area?
  • New innovative techniques and/or equipment adopted?