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Funding Opportunities

The Vale of Usk Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

What is the Funding About

Funding Available

Monmouthshire County Council has been awarded £2.79M of Rural Development Programme (RDP) money from the European Union and the Welsh Government. The funding will aid the delivery of the LEADER programme (one of main RDP programmes) in Monmouthshire and rural Newport.

Our Region

The Vale of Usk region is defined by the rural areas or wards of Newport and Monmouthshire and also includes a number of semi-rural centres that provide important services to the adjoining rural wards; these are called service centres and are entitled to partial funding opportunities.


These articles give details of all the projects that are currently being worked on, and those that have been completed.

Local Action Group (LAG)

The Local Action Group (LAG) is a group constituted circa ten years ago to oversee the delivery of previous Rural Development Programmes. At a meeting in mid-2014 the group approved Monmouthshire County Council as Administrative Body for the RDP LEADER programme.

How we can help

Rural Development Programme (RDP) funding can be used to help rural communities and rural businesses who have new ideas and potential projects that will help grow our rural economy and increase future prosperity.

Case Studies from Previous Programmes

These are some case studies from projects successfully delivered during the past six years of the Rural Development Programme. Please note that these projects may not be representative for this new LEADER programme.