“Leader provides activities,
advisory services and funding”

The Leader approach is implemented by 52 local action groups (LAGs) operating in all of Finland´s rural areas as well as Leader Åland.
The Leader approach means activities, advisory services and funding to the benefit of specific regions. The aim is to strengthen and develop local communities and companies and increase the vitality of the area.

Developing rural areas together

The core idea of the Leader approach is developing the area together with the locals. This is accomplished by funding local development projects and providing help and support at all stages of project implementation. Local Action Groups activate, motivate, inform, educate, and assist those carrying out the projects. All advisory services are free of charge.