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Saturday 17 August 2019

Wexford gets €10m for rural development

By David TUCKER

CounTY Wexford is to get almost €10 million from the government to fund the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme (RDP).

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said LEADER projects provide vital funds to rural communities throughout the country and have helped create and sustain jobs in areas that have potential local projects that need support to get up and running.

'Following on from the recent opening of the new €1.4bn Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS), the County allocations for LEADER funding mark another important milestone in the implementation of the new Rural Development Programme (RDP), 2014-2020.

The schemes and supports in the new RDP will be a vital support in enhancing the economic sustainability of rural Ireland and the Agri-Food sector,' he said in a statement.

As announced in Budget 2015, an overall €250 million will be allocated towards the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme.

The announcement of the sub regional funding will allocate €220 million overall to individual county areas for the purpMoses of the implementation of the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme by Local Action Groups within those areas. County Wexford's allocation is €9,840,140.

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