The Aim of the Leader 4 Programme is "An enlivened and enriched rural environment in transition to a low carbon economy, driven by entrepreneurial growth and a 'can-do' culture."
The Leader 4 programme was launched in December 2008 and will operate until the end of 2013.
WHY? This is the Local Action part of the Rural Development Programme for England, based on Leader principles. It is funded by European grant from the Common Agricultural Policy and by Defra.
WHO? The programme is community led. This means it is led by a partnership of local people from the business, community, voluntary and public sectors in the Torridge and North Devon area, known as the Local Action Group. This is the decision making group.
HOW? The Local Action Group is supported by an Accountable Body which has the experience and competence to administer European and public money. This is North Devon+, which hosts and employs the programme staff, as well as providing legal, administrative and financial support and advice.