and Rother Rural Partnership
East Sussex. BN7 3AE
Site Updated: November 2016
Regrettably on Friday 26th January 2018,
the RPA announced that, contrary to previous statements, no more funding is
going to be made available to LEADER groups.
For the last 5 months or so, we have been encouraged
by Defra and the RPA to allocate funding above our original application,
with the promise that funds from other underspent programmes would be
transferred to the LEADER Programme. We have now been informed that, for
reasons yet to be explained, this will now not be the case. As the Wealden
and Rother Rural Partnership is over-allocated by almost £400,000, we are
unable to accept further Expressions of Interest at present. Applicants
who have already been invited to submit a Full Application are not affected
by this situation.
Alternative sources of funding may be available,
possibly through the Growth Programme and the Countryside Productivity
I am sorry the Wealden and Rother Rural Partnership
has been placed in this position by Defra and the RPA.