Please note that although our OFFICE IS CLOSED due to COVID-19, our Programme Staff are all working from home, so please contact us if you require assistance.
We hope you all stay safe and well in these unprecedented times.


We have committed all our funds. However, we may be able to bid for extra funding for exceptional projects that meet our Local Development Strategy, so please contact us asap if you have a project idea.



Our Local Development Strategy, Business Plan and application guidance are available here

The Kelvin Valley & Falkirk
LEADER Programme 2014-2020

LEADER is a European Union Community Initiative which aims to promote economic and community development in rural areas. LEADER uses a bottom-up, partnership-based approach to rural development which will improve the quality of life and help make rural communities more sustainable.

The 2014-2020 Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER Programme is a new programme covering rural areas within East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk.  The programme is managed by a Local Action Group (LAG), details of which can be found on the Local Action Group page.

A map of the eligible areas can be found here: KVF LEADER Area

A post code checker is available here. Please note some postcodes do not match your exact location. The map above can be used for cross reference. If in doubt, please contact the KVF LEADER team

Copies of our Local Development Strategy (LDS) and Business Plan can be found here

Eligible areas include the settlements of Croy, Kilsyth, Twechar, Torrance, Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Kirkintilloch (north of the canal only), Banknock, Dennyloanhead, Bonnybridge, Denny, Fankerton, Dunipace, Airth, Slamannan, Shieldhill, Avonbridge, Whitecross, as well as linear assets including the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, sections of the John Muir Way and the Antonine Wall.

Delivery of the Local Development Strategy will be achieved by supporting projects under our three priority themes:

  • Theme 1: Heritage, Tourism and Leisure
  • Theme 2: Community Services and Facilities
  • Theme 3: Local Business and Employment

The Programme also has a cross-cutting theme: Employability

We have a main fund and also two smaller funds for farm diversification and rural enterprise.

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