Wales Rural Development Plan
The Wales Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) is a 7
year European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
programme funded by the European Union and Welsh Government.
The Wales RDP 2014-2020, which was submitted to the European
Commission on 11 July 2014, could provide £953m of
European and Welsh Government funding to rural Wales to help:
- 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.
Neath Port Talbot RDP
The Welsh Government is working with key stakeholders to create
a programme that meets the needs of people who live and work in
rural Wales. The aims are to deliver activities which support the
countryside and to encourage people to become involved in improving
and developing their rural communities by generating new and
innovative ways in which to sustain long term development in
To support the economic regeneration in the rural wards of Neath
Port Talbot, the local partnership, Regenerate NPT, which is a local action group
made up of people from the third, public and private sectors,
submitted its Local Development Strategy (LDS) to the Welsh
Government and was successful in applying for £2.156m worth of
funding from the ‘LEADER’ funding pot, which they now manage.
Invitations to submit expressions of interest for projects have
already taken place and further announcements for future potential
project ideas will be made via this website.
Welsh Government's website gives up to date information on the
Rural Development Plan