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What is Community Led Local Development (CLLD) funding?


Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is a new way of supporting local development projects using structural funds from Europe.

Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is a new way of supporting local development projects using structural funds from Europe.

It aims to increase employment and skills and social enterprise and ensures that local people are involved in developing projects, using resources in the area to address local challenges. This will be available in County Durham until March 2022.

CLLD is delivered through 2 Local Action Groups (LAGs) across Durham with each funding the activity in their area to achieve the objectives of the Local Development Strategy.  To learn more about a specific CLLD area and the objectives of each programme you can visit and to download a copy of the Local Development Strategy see the following:

If you think you have a project that may be suitable for CLLD funding, please contact us.

Find out if you are eligible

What you can apply for and who can apply varies, depending on which area your community or organisation is in. 

The funding is available in two main areas - visit the relevant page for more information on their scheme:

How to apply

See our How to apply for CLLD funding page for more information or contact us.

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North Durham CLLD

South Durham CLLD
07384 247 365
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