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.

  • Opportunities for Community Renewable Energy Schemes in Rural Areas of Bridgend

    Opportunities for Community Renewable Energy Schemes in Rural Areas of Bridgend

    The aim of this project was to have a better understanding of the options and viability of community renewable energy schemes.

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  • Community Asset Transfer Research Study and Toolkit

    The Wales Co-operative Centre were commissioned to undertake research on its behalf into the challenges faced by third sector organisations when considering taking responsibility for publicly owned assets.

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  • Exploring the Potential for Local Produce Outlets within Country Parks

    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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  • Preparatory Study for a Regional Food Supply Chains Co-operation Project

    This was a collaborative project involving eight LAGs and covering eleven local authorities working together to maximise the potential of the local supply chain across the region to drive growth.

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