This body is concerned with grant funding of projects under the Rural Development Programme for England
As members of this group we assess the quality of funding bids before us and decide whether they should receive the grants requested. Members are drawn from around the area and represent trade associations, public charity bodies, Cornwall Council and community groups. I sit on this body as a community member from the Parish Projects Group
This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas. In England, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013 is delivered through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). It is an important part of the Common Agricultural Policy and helps create genuinely sustainable farming, forestry and food sectors, whilst bringing wider benefits for the economy, the environment and rural communities.
It is the European Union’s major investment route for protecting and enhancing the environment while securing a range of public benefits for society. Defra is the Managing Authority and is delivered in the region by Natural England and the Forestry Commission.
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