Richard Erwin-Jones, East Leicestershire LEADER Project Manager

I am the Project Manager for East Leicestershire LEADER.

My job is to make sure the scheme runs smoothly, supporting the Local Action Group and making sure the scheme meets the government and EUs' requirements.

I am based at Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RA.

I am here to support applicants, so please contact me on;

0116 305 6298 or Richard.Erwin-Jones@leics.gov.uk

Lesley Szoltysek, East Leicestershire LEADER Finance and Administration Officer

I deal with processing applications

I am happy to answer general queries about LEADER process.

I am based at Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RA.

Contact me on 0116 3052035 or Lesley.Szoltysek@leics.gov.uk

Hope Tafirenyika, East Leicestershire LEADER Finance and Administration Officer

I deal with the financial and administrative aspects of the scheme, such as supporting the team, processing applications and claims

I am happy to answer general queries about LEADER process.

I am based at Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RA.

Contact me on 0116 3053759 or hope.tafirenyika@leics.gov.uk

Karl Bassett, Economic Project Officer , Melton Borough Council

I work on the LEADER programme one day a week, supporting applicants in the borough of Melton.

I am based at Melton Borough Council, Parkside Offices, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH.

You can contact me on: kbassett@melton.gov.uk

Harriet Hunt, Economic Development Officer, Harborough District Council

I work on the LEADER programme one day a week, supporting applicants across Harborough District.

I am based at Harborough District Council, The Symington Building, Market Harborough, LE16 7AG.

You can contact me on: 01858 821 275 or h.hunt@harborough.gov.uk

Local Action Group Membership

The LEADER programme is run by a Local Action Group. This group is made up of a mixture of people from different organisations who work and live in the LEADER area. Key decisions about the programme and the type of projects that are supported are made by this group.

A list of the current Local Action Group members can be found below: