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The Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

A Package of EU and Welsh Government funded interventions

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 the RDP programmes) in Monmouthshire and rural Newport.

LEADER is a community led programme which aims to improve the quality of life and prosperity of rural areas through the delivery of locally inspired and delivered projects. LEADER offers wide scope for local communities to develop new ideas by delivering projects that are distinctive, innovative, involve partners and represent good value for money. All projects will be considered by the Local Action Group (LAG) a body of volunteers who have also developed the Local Development Strategy (located in the Downloads section).

For LEADER projects the maximum contribution from RDP money will be up to 80% of the total eligible costs. The remaining 20% of the eligible costs will need to be met by your organisation/group.  The remaining 20% can be provided in the form of either cash or in kind contributions from the public, private or third sectors.