Other Funding

Activities eligible for financial support from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 must align with the following six European Rural Development Priorities of:

  • fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry, and rural areas
  • enhancing competitiveness of all types of agriculture and enhancing farm viability
  • promoting food chain organisation and risk management in agriculture
  • restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture and forestry
  • promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food and forestry sectors
  • promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.

The new Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is a fantastic opportunity to support the sustainable management of natural resources, grow rural business and improve the wellbeing of rural communities. It is designed to be innovative, adaptable and integrated in order to ensure maximum value from Rural Development Programme investments.
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Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
Schemes opening for an initial round of Expressions of Interest

Scheme EOI Window Details

Scheme
Indicative allocation
Expected maximum
Window opens
Window closes
EOI Decision
Rural Community Development Fund
£3m
25
05-Sept-16
31-Oct-16
13-Jan-17
Sustainable Production Grant Scheme
£6m
40
05-Sept-16
31-Oct-16
12-Dec-16
Sustainable Management Scheme
£5m
20
03-Oct-16
30-Nov-16
15-Feb-17
Co-operation and Supply Chain Development
£6m
20
17-Oct-16
19-Dec-16
28-Feb-17
Food Business Investment Scheme
Closed - Future dates to be confirmed
Timber Business Investment Scheme
Closed - Future dates to be confirmed


Further windows are expected to be announced shortly.
The intention is that schemes will open and close regularly through the life of the programme.

Once the programme is launched an 18 month rolling timetable of scheme windows will be published in advance on the website.

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