ARCHIVE: Programme delivery: RDAs
In the RDPE Programme, some £600 million will be made available to make agriculture and forestry more competitive and sustainable and to enhance opportunity in rural areas, under Axes 1 and 3 of the Rural Development Regulation. This support will be delivered by the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). The RDAs will also be managing the delivery of the Leader approach.
The RDA investments will be targeted to address regional priorities that will develop the land based sector, rural micro-businesses and rural communities.
Under the new Programme, the RDAs will not be continuing with the Rural Enterprise Scheme, Vocational Training Scheme and Processing and Marketing Grant. These schemes closed to new applications in June 2006. RDAs are managing the ongoing commitments under these schemes.
RDAs will not be entering into any new contracts in advance of programme approval, but they are keen that good projects are not lost in the interim.
The English regions have different priorities, so if you are interested in applying for funding under the next Programme we encourage you to contact your RDA. Further details about the plans the RDAs have can be found at the websites below.
The RDA plans have all be developed in the context of the region-wide priorities for the next Programme, set out in Regional Implementation Plans. These plans have been developed by the delivery partners for the next Programme (Natural England, the Forestry Commission and the RDAs), working with a wide range of stakeholders to develop the plans, and with Government Offices helping to facilitate the process. Further information about Regional Implementation Plans can be found here: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/rdpe/regimplan.htm.
Yorks and Humber
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28 August, 2009
Page published: 21 July, 2005