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21 November 2014

Rural Development – Be Part of the Local Action

The Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 will make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in rural areas.  The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has earmarked £70 million to assist with the improvement of the local rural economy, job creation and tackling poverty.

For this to be truly effective it must be implemented under the guidance and direction of local people who know at first hand the challenges, desires and needs of their local areas.  This is known as the LEADER approach, an EU wide initiative that will give local people a real opportunity to get involved and have their say in the delivery of a local development strategy.   

There are two key opportunities to get involved.     


Public Information meetings will take place in District Council areas across Northern Ireland. So pleasewatch this space for details of a meeting local to you.  Please note if you cannot attend your local meeting, please feel free to attend another.  Unless otherwise indicated, each session will run from 7pm – 9pm. Pre-registration is not required.

Download LAG Membership Registration Form

If you have any questions or queries please email:  Alternatively, contact your Local Support Network.

The final public meeting for the Antrim/Newtownabbey cluster will take place in Greenmount Campus, Antrim, at 7pm on Monday, 8th December – at this meeting you'll have the chance to hear more about LEADER and how you can get involved.  And if you missed the first public meetings don't worry – you haven't missed out!  You can download the presentation here.