Welcome to Making it Local!


Making it Local has fully allocated its £1.4m budget


This means we are not taking any further expressions of interest at this time. However, there may be future funding available, if you would like to be kept up to date please subscribe to our newsletter.

There are some alternative funding streams available which might be suitable:


Countryside Productivity – Large grant scheme. This scheme is for large capital items grants of over £35,000.

Countryside Productivity – Small grant scheme. This funding is for small items of equipment. There is an extensive list in the handbook. Grants are from £3,000 to £12,000.

The Growth programme – This is a large grant scheme for capital items, and grants over £35,000. There are 3 strands: Business Development; Food Processing and Rural Tourism.


The Making it Local, Local Action Group (LAG) is working with local people and businesses to develop opportunities for improving the rural economy and quality of life for people living and working in the area through a targeted grants programme called LEADER.

Our area is based on the parishes of the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs and the surrounding gateway market towns.

Our overall aim is to use the outstanding environmental quality and local human potential as a ‘springboard’ for sustainable economic growth.


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