Norfolk Local Action Group has just published meeting dates and application deadlines for 2018. Applications are now invited for projects based in the Brecks, Broads, Waveney Valley, Wensum & Coast and West Norfolk LEADER areas. Applications can be made by farmers, growers, foresters, other local rural businesses and rural community organisations. The minimum grant that can be applied for is £2,500 with no maximum grant amount set and grants will typically be limited to a maximum of 40% of the project's total eligible costs (some types of projects can get higher rates). Previous projects supported include: Sunset Barn Care Farm, a project that will support the erection of purpose built accommodation for farm helpers, volunteers and staff who attend the Care Farm: Belmont Nursey for their 'More efficient use of rainwater' to improve their capture of annual rainfall onto their glasshouses, so they could redirect it for use on crops and to share with neighbouring farms and Squilla & Squidge Catering, a project centred round a 1969 VW Adventure Wagon which will be turned into a high quality artisan food wagon. A handbook for each area is available on the website giving full details of each programme.