Welcome to Making it Local!

Making it Local is open, we are accepting new enquiries and applications.

The Priority 1 budget to support increases in farm productivity and the Priority 3 budget to support rural tourism are now fully committed We cannot accept any new applications under these priority. 

Do take a look on our other funding sources page for other grants available.


£1.4m secured to award to projects in the Making it Local area!


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.

Do you have a project idea? Click on the steps below.

Closing date for Full applications Date of Executive group meeting
4 January 2017 1 March 2017
17 March 2017 3 May 2017
16 May 2017 28 June 2017
12 July 2017 23 August 2017
6 September 2017 18 October 2017
1 November 2017 13 December 2017

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