Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership

The Project So Far
Previous Projects
Who Can Apply
WARR Partnership Local Priorities
Contact Details
Plumpton College
Ditchling Road
Plumpton, Lewes
East Sussex. BN7 3AE
01273 892031


Site Updated: November 2016

LEADER funding in some areas is either fully committed or close to being fully committed, and the Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership is one such area. Defra and RPA are actively considering the scope to make additional funding available. In the meantime, some projects that are eligible for LEADER might also be eligible for funding through other Rural Development Programme schemes, such as Countryside Productivity or the Growth Programme. More details about these schemes can be obtained from Gov.uk or from your local Rural Payments Agency office, or through the following links:



The closing date for Expressions of Interest for the Growth Programme is 31st May 2018 and for grants over 35,000 under the Countryside Productivity Scheme, the closing date varies from 3rd April 2018 for Forestry applications to 3rd December 2018 for Farm Productivity applications.

For farmers, the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme has recently been launched for grants of between 3,000 and 12,000. There is a much simpler, one-stage online application process, but applications have to be received by 14th March 2018. Further details are available at:

Countryside Productivity

At present, the Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership is unable to accept further Expressions of Interest, but if you would like to discuss your project, please contact Don Cranfield on 01273 892031.

Please note: Applicants who have already been invited to submit a Full Application are not affected by this situation.