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RDP axes 3 and 4: your opportunity to get a project off the ground

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The 18 new local partnerships around Wales were given the go-ahead in July 2007 to prepare their business plans for the three-year period 2008-2010. The funding comes from Axis 3 and 4 of the rural development plan for Wales, 2007-2013, which includes up to £103 million in support for activities relating to local food and agri-environmental initiatives, tourism, training and skills, rural heritage and much more besides. To be included, projects have to be consistent with local strategies.

Find out more .

What are Axes 3 and 4?

Axes 3 and 4 are targeted at rural development projects co-ordinated by local partnerships in Wales, as follows:

AXIS 3 (rural diversification)
Business creation and development
Encouragement of tourism activities
Basic services for the economy and rural population
Village renewal and development
Conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage
Training and information
Skills acquisition, animation and implementation of local development strategies

AXIS 4 (Leader - local initiatives)
Implementing local development strategies: competitiveness (piloting / testing of Axis 1 measures)
Implementing local development strategies: environment/land management (piloting / testing of Axis 2 measures)
Implementing local development strategies: quality of life/diversification (piloting / testing of Axis 3 measures)
Implementing cooperation projects
Running the local action group, acquiring skills and animating the territory as referred in article 59 of 1698/2005

Full details of the RDP Axis 3 and 4 proposals, which were used as guidance in preparation of local strategies, as well as contact details for local action groups, can be found on the Welsh Assembly Government's RDP pages here.

How can OCW help?

Organic Centre Wales is able to:

provide information on most aspects of organic food and farming to support local project proposals;
support local partnerships in assessing the relevance of organic food and farming to their strategic goals; and
help assess the merits or otherwise of any proposals submitted.

For more information see elsewhere on this website or contact OCW direct.

Director, OCW: Tel: 01970 621627.

Centre Manager, OCW: Tel. 01970 622248.

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