Welcome to Reach,

Home of Bridgend’s Rural Development Plan

The RDP is the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020. It is a European-funded programme that supports people living and working in rural areas. Through national and local schemes, the RDP provides funding and support for farming communities, businesses, community organisations and local groups in rural areas.

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Thriving Rural Communities Scheme

Funding for community hubs, pilot studies, feasibility studies and research in your rural area.

Rural Community Development Fund

A capital grant programme for community-based organisations to tackle poverty and social exclusion in their area.

  • Exploring the Potential for Local Produce Outlets within Country Parks

    Delivered in partnership with the Awen Cultural Trust, the project will produce a small scale feasibility and research study, combined with a proposed development plan.

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  • Kenfig Natura 2000: Volunteering & Educational Hub

    In partnership with the Bridgend Countryside Volunteering Network, the LAG commissioned a three year project to develop the sensitive and strategic management of the Kenfig National Nature Reserve site.

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  • Gilead Chapel Hall Coity

    Gilead Chapel Hall Coity

    Gilead Chapel Hall, well utilised by the villagers in Coity, wanted to expand the Hall to increase the facilities it offered to village residents.

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  • Garw Valley Health & Fitness Club

    Garw Valley Health & Fitness Club

    A former Church Hall in Blaengarw, formerly used as a boxing gym and sauna, that had fallen into disrepair has been extensively renovated to provide a first rate gym and fitness facility thanks to a Green Shoots grant from reach.

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  • Conservation Management Plan Newton

    Conservation Management Plan Newton

    Newton Village near Porthcawl, is a designated Conservation Area in Bridgend County Borough.

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  • Love From Rosie

    Love From Rosie

    Leanne Edwards and Debra Jones started their company ‘Love From Rosie’ nearly two years ago. Both of the two friends have a background in web design and marketing.

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