Scotland Rural Development Programme
Scotland Rural Development Programme 2007 - 2013
The SRDP is a programme of economic, environmental and social measures, utilising some €680m of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development funding plus domestic Scottish Government funding. The programme is designed to support rural Scotland from 2007 to 2013. Individuals and groups may seek funding to help deliver the Government's strategic objectives in rural Scotland.
Further information and guidance can be found in the accompanying pages.
The Scottish Government is committed to listening to customers in helping to shape the way it delivers services. Please send general comments and suggestions to SRDPfeedback@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. If you have a specific question please contact your local area office.
- Funding support for New Entrants - The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, has announced a £2 million support package to help new entrants who have been excluded from support under the current Single Farm Payment Scheme (SFPS). The decision was taken in recognition of the expected delay to implementation of the CAP Reforms. The Scottish Government is working closely with the New Entrants Panel to ensure that the funding is deployed in the best way possible. It is planned that this support package will be available for the interim period of 2013 and 2014 and that details of the proposed scheme will be available in the near future.
Log on to have your say on red tape - the next phase of the Scottish Government’s review of farming red tape is now underway.
The public e-consultation – a key part of Brian Pack’s wider review of farming bureaucracy - is allowing farmers, land managers, the wider agricultural supply chain and anyone with an interest in farming to engage in constructive online discussions about how Scottish farming should be regulated in future. This public phase will build on online dialogue that has already started between people involved in regulating the industry.
- Single Farm Payment FRAUD WARNING.
- Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment Richard Lochhead has announced that a further Rural Priorities funding round for New Entrants will take place in June 2013.
Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
More details about the SRDP
Explanation of how the SRDP is funded
Reviews of the Scotland Rural Development Programme
Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation
Latest version of approved documents and papers
Information on Local Community Grant Projects
Information about Rural Priorities
Skills Development Scheme
Minutes and papers
Information on the Crofting Counties Agricultural Grant Scheme
Single Farm Payment Fraud Warning
Information on Land Managers Options
Information on the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme
Breaches and Penalties
Archive of SRDP news and updates
Page updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013