Local Action Groups

As LEADER is intended to be a locally-delivered grant funding programme, all decisions on which applicants receive funding are made by selected members of the Local Action Group, or LAG. Each LAG consists of a range of representatives from each of the LEADER priorities, as well as a spread of expertise from public, private and voluntary sectors.

Though a project may successfully pass through the Expression of Interest stage, it is ultimately up to the LAG to decide which projects to fund on the basis of their value for money and the benefits they will bring to the local rural area. While a project may be fully eligible for funding, the LAG’s duty to ensure that the funding goes as far as possible means that no projects are guaranteed to receive funding.

LAG Members

West Cheshire & Warrington

Cheshire East

LAG meeting minutes are available on request.