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Apply for Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding

RDP LEADER funding has supported a variety of community led projects, these have included community supported agriculture schemes, renewable energy initiatives and feasibility studies.

If you have a new innovative project idea that could add value to Swansea's rural communities, please contact the RDP team to discuss eligibility.

Please note: Swansea RDP is only able to support applications from charities, constituted community groups, not for profit organisations, and social enterprises. All project activities must take place in the eligible wards:

  • Fully eligible RDP wards:
    • Mawr, Llangyfelach, Pontarddulais, Penclawdd, Fairwood, Bishopston, Pennard, and Gower.
  • Partially supported service wards:
    • Clydach, Gorseinon and Gowerton.

Your project idea must also address one of the RDP's national themes, these are:

  1. Adding value to local identity and natural and cultural resources 
  2. Facilitating pre-commercial development, business partnerships and short supply chain
  3. Exploring new ways of providing non-statutory local services
  4. Renewable energy at community level
  5. Exploitation of digital technology

Funding window

We currently do not have an open funding window, but if you do have an idea for a project you wish to discuss please contact the RDP Team via email: rdpleader@swansea.gov.uk