The first  Fieldfare LEADER Programme AGM will be held on Friday 29 January at the Holiday Inn Winchester, starting at 8.30am.

With the new LEADER programme underway and exciting times ahead, the group is keen to hear your thoughts about local rural issues and ways that it can use its allocation of rural development funding to deliver another successful LEADER programme.

There is also an opportunity to put yourselves forward to join a successful Local Action Group and to represent your sector in making decisions about how the £1.67m funding is spent. The LEADER approach is the only EU and Government Rural Development funding programme where local people are empowered to make decisions about where to invest and in what priorities. This means that all of the funding makes a real difference to local communities and businesses.   

Fieldfare is particularly keen to involve people who own and manage land, woodlands and are engaged in the forestry sector.

Details about the Fieldfare LEADER programmes can be found at