European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development

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EAFRD seeks to reflect the importance of the Agri-food sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Local partners worked with DEFRA to help shape the new Rural Development Programme. It is important to recognise that the funding available is significantly less than Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly received in previous rounds.

Useful contacts:

David Rodda
Rural Delivery Manager

West Cornwall Local Action Group

Coast to Coast Local Action Group

Atlantic & Moor Local Action Group

South & East Cornwall Local Action Group



The LEADER programme is now closed, but has made funding available to local businesses, communities, farmers, foresters and land owners.  Applications were made through Local Action Groups (LAGs) which prioritised funding for projects that created jobs, helped businesses to grow, and benefited the rural economy.  Details of the projects supported are available on the Local Action Cornwall website.

Further information around National Agricultural and Rural funding opportunities can be found here. 

For support with fish and shellfish processing projects contact European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (Round 1)- closed

RDPE Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (Round 2)- closed

Added Value Food Processing

Rural Tourism Infrastructure

Business Development