FLAG Background

Introduced as a unique feature of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) 2007-2014, Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) were set up to deliver the EFF Axis 4 funding programme and initiate a community-led approach towards the sustainable development of fisheries areas.  FLAGs have since been established all over Europe and will now help deliver the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) programme under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) 2014-2020.

Main role of the FLAG:

Agree a Local Development Strategy to determine where funding should be directed

Raise awareness of funding opportunities to local communities

Consider applications for funding that match the criteria set out within the Local Development Strategy


FLAG Development Officers are in place to help with the application process.

The FLAG Development Officer for the Highland & Moray FLAG is:

Sarah Lamb
The Highland Council
Caithness House

01955 608265