The Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER Programme

The Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER Programme is funded jointly by the EU through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and Defra through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

The RDPE is a funding scheme for land based businesses (farmers, growers, foresters and primary processors), rural tourism organisations, other small rural businesses, as well as community groups and social enterprises. It aims to safeguard and enhance our countryside, to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of our rural businesses, and help communities to thrive.

LEADER is the chosen European approach to deliver the specific measures of the RDPE and enables a ‘bottom-up’ community involvement approach to rural development.

For more information please contact Programme Manager Sally Gardner on 024 7621 7741 or email

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