PK Leader is the Perth regional implementation of the national LEADER funding program.
LEADER is a rural development programme which aims to support individuals, organisations and communities in rural Perth and Kinross to be stronger, more confident and inclusive to lead or contribute to local economic and community development.
It is is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP), which funds economic, environmental and social measures for the benefit of rural Scotland.
Funded by the European Union and Scottish Government, the 2014-2020 LEADER programme will be delivered in Scotland by 21 Local Action Groups (LAGs) implementing Local Development Strategies and Business Plans for their area.
The Rural Perth and Kinross LAG is made up of representatives from local businesses, public and third sector organisations. They have invested considerable time learning from the previous funding review and identifying the priorities for rural Perth and Kinross and developing the Local Development Strategy (LDS). They are now are set to implement the LDS and allocate the £3.8 million of the funding for the area.