What is Amaze Me LEADER 2018?
Amaze Me LEADER 2018 is a week-long adventure quest for young people ages 18-29. You’ll be put into a team and given a people carrier to tour the region in, competing in challenges and quests along the way, and finally feeding into a ‘think-tank’ event exploring how we live better lives in rural areas

LEADER is the main EU funding programme supporting rural communities across the European Union. Some of you may already be involved with LEADER funded projects in your own country.

LEADER in Dumfries & Galloway has been supporting rural communities for over 20 years and during that time has awarded grants to over 200 projects spanning the length and breadth of the region, including many projects involving young people. Following an amazing event in Finland in 2017, Dumfries and Galloway LEADER (www.dgleader.co.uk) in partnership with Sleeping Giants (www.sleeping-giants.org.uk) are very excited that we have the opportunity to host 60 young people age 18-30 from across Europe as part of this year’s week-long Amaze Me LEADER event. This will include 20 young people from Dumfries and Galloway, 20 young people from Finland and 20 places spread equally between Scotland and other LEADER Local Action Group areas. As 2018 is the Year of the Young Person in Scotland, this provides an excellent springboard to highlight and to promote the value and contribution that young people can make to the development of the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our rural communities.


To apply over the phone:
Please call 07788 251 255 on Wednesdays between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM
to be taken through the applications process online.