Funding for the Rural Development Programme is administered by the Welsh Government and is a combination of funding from the European Union and Welsh Government domestic funding. Some of this is allocated to national schemes which roll out ongoing support for rural communities, for example, Farming Connect.
Some of the funding is made available through competitive bidding rounds which invite applications from locally-focused projects such as the Rural Community Development Fund capital programme or projects which co-operate across a wider area such as the Co-operation & Supply Chains Development Scheme.
Local funding under the LEADER measure of the RDP for Wales has been confirmed for rural Bridgend through an indicative allocation. It is up to the Local Action Group to determine how this funding is allocated at the local level in line with our Local Development Strategy.