Essex Rivers LEADER programme

RCCE delivered the Essex Rivers LEADER programme in conjunction with a Local Action Group between 2015 and 2021. It was one of 80 local LEADER programmes delivered across approximately 85% of rural England.

The Essex Rivers programme provided over £1.6 million in funding to support business diversification and growth across a substantial part of rural Essex. This funding enabled local rural businesses to create 74 FTE new jobs.

LEADER is a European Union funded programme so will not be available in the United Kingdom in future.