Apply for a Peak Leader grant

A small limited amount of funding has become available to support the farming sector in improving productivity.

Expressions of interest will only be accepted for projects that support the introduction of LED lighting in livestock buildings - minimum grant £2,500.

Funding may also be considered for larger scale investment to improve productivity through investing in non-standard items of equipment. Full details of non-standard items are in the handbook attached to this page. See pages 16 to 19 of the handbook. The minimum grant for this call will be £13,000 for total project costs of £32,500.

Expressions of interest applications must have the available match funding in place and any permissions in place before submitting a form.


  • expressions of interest applications accepted up to 5 March 2019 - midday
  • full applications submitted by 23 April 2019 - midday
  • assessment of full applications during May 2019
  • contracts awarded late June 2019

These timescales may be subject to change dependent on budget availability following assessment of the programme during late spring 2019.

Links to useful documents

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The following document is in Excel format. You can download software to view Excel documents for free from the Excel viewer page (opens in a new window) of the Microsoft website.