Funding for rural areas (Rural Development Programme)
The Rural Development Programme (RDP) supports businesses, farmers, the countryside, and communities in rural areas.
The programme is a 7 year European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) programme funded by the European Union and Welsh Government. The RDP can help rural Wales to:
- Increase the productivity, diversity and efficiency of Welsh farming and forestry businesses, improving their competitiveness and resilience, reducing their reliance on subsidies.
- Improve the Welsh environment, encouraging sustainable land management practices, the sustainable management of our natural resources and climate action in Wales.
- Promote strong, sustainable rural economic growth in Wales and encourage greater community-led local development.
The Welsh Government provides up-to-date comprehensive information on the Rural Development Plan and all the various strands - Rural grants and payments (Welsh Government)
The Wales Rural Network is a one-stop-shop for news, events and information about rural development, helping to make connections with other people, communities, organisations and businesses across rural Wales and beyond.