LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l’économie Rurale) funding is used to assist rural communities to improve the quality of life and economic prosperity in their local areas.
The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme has a budget of £2.336 million and is bordered by the major urban centres of Middlesbrough to the north, York to the south and Scarborough to the east. The A19 corridor forms the area’s western boundary, whilst in the south east it adjoins the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands and Waterways (CWWWW) LEADER Programme. The following areas are encompassed within the programme:
- North York Moors National Park (NYMNP);
- HH AONB;
- Vale of Pickering, Malton & Norton on Derwent and Ryedale’s south western parishes;
- East Cleveland;
- North eastern Wolds area;
- Hambleton Hills; and
- Heritage Coast from Saltburn to Filey
As of March 2017, the NYMCH LEADER Programme is now open for applications under six priorities.
The Programme will take a mixed approach with all six priorities by offering grant funding opportunities as well as the Programme looking to develop projects and areas of work which have been identified as needed but when no local partners or delivery bodies currently exist.
Further details can be found here