GROW South Antrim (Generating Rural Opportunities Within South Antrim) has been appointed by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council to implement LEADER Priority 6 of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 in rural South Antrim.

The Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA).

At a local level the programme is strategically delivered and implemented by a Local Action Group comprised of representatives from the business; community; agriculture; council and statutory sectors. The Local Action Group (LAG) is complemented and supported by a Wider LAG which is comprised of almost 40 additional members.

Our Strategic Vision remains: “South Antrim as a vibrant, prosperous and inclusive region whose roots are locally grown but whose focus is, at the same time, outward looking and expansive.”

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Who We Are

Meet the Grow South Antrim Team

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Emma Stubbs

Economic & Rural
Development Manager

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Lynda Kennedy

Rural Development
Officer

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Denise Fullan

Project Implementation Officer

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Jeni Porter

Project Implementation Officer

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Who We Are

Our Board Members

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Cllr Vera McWilliam (UUP)

GROW LAG CHAIR

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Cllr Brian Duffin (SDLP)

GROW LAG VICE-CHAIR

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Bob Adams

Community Development

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Wesley Brown

Community Development

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Pamela Topping

Enterprise and Business

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Eamonn Joyce

Enterprise and Business

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Wendy Kerr

Community Development

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Shirley Orr

Community Development/ Village Renewal

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Roy Kennedy

Agriculture

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Etta Mann

Community Development/ Village Renewal

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Dean Coulter

Business & Enterprise

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Jamie Hamill

Business & Enterprise

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Cllr Mervyn Rea MBE (UUP)

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Cllr Linda Clarke (DUP)

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Ald Mandy Girvan (DUP)

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Cllr Matthew Magill (DUP)

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