Natural Enterprise

As a company, Natural Enterprise provide a wide range of services, both locally and regionally; from their environmental consultancy service, economic development work, extensive project delivery, through to managing European Funding Programmes.

Their team combines expertise in sustainable development, ecology, climate change adaptation, supporting business, project management, communications with the depth and range of experience to deliver practical solutions for their clients and partners. Natural Enterprise bridges the different perspectives of the public and private sectors, the economy and the environment and similarly, they can draw upon their partners to ensure that in all their work there is a clear focus on delivering the value and requirements for their clients.

Based on the Isle of Wight and as part of the Island 2000 Trust charity, Natural Enterprise's profits are reinvested for the sole benefit of the Isle of Wight, its communities and countryside. They will continue to make a positive difference to the communities we live and work in, contributing their resource and expertise.

LEADER Rural Development funding

Natural Enterprise are keen to hear from businesses and organisations who are interested in applying for LEADER Rural Development funding.

The Isle of Wight Local Development Strategy sets out the priorities and objectives for the grants,which will be allocated on a competitive basis. It contains proposals for a new LEADER programme including the priorities and objectives for the following sectors:

If you have any questions about the LEADER Programme, or would like to discuss a potential new project,please contact Bridget Welling, at Natural Enterprise on 01983 296244 or by email:

For details of the previous LEADER Programme 2007 2013 please click here

The LEADER programmes are funded by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). The RDPE is jointly funded by the EU, through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and the UK Government. For more information about European Rural Development Click here