Eu funding 2014-2020

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Helen Diplock (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) gave a presentation on Eu funding 2014-2020 (next rural development programme) on 29 April 2013.

Find out more about NCVO's work on European funding: http://europeanfundingnetwork.eu/

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Eu funding 2014-2020

  1. 1. NCVO: EU Funding 2014-2020 Next Rural Development Programme Presented by: Helen Diplock Date: 29 April 2013
  2. 2. Today’s event is part of our ongoing discussions with interested parties on the new Rural Development Programme.... • Early 2014 - submit new programme document to the European Commission • January 2015 – new programme starts ...for which we have a clear timetable. 2
  3. 3. • Improving the environment • Farm competitiveness, forestry and rural growth • LEADER / rural communities 3 The current Rural Development Programme for England delivers £3.7bn of investment... ...and is due to end on 31 December 2013. Environment, £2.980bn Leader, £0.135bn Rural growth and competitiveness, £0.585bn
  4. 4. The current programme is funding activity that has made a real difference to the environment and rural areas... • 70% of utilised agricultural area covered by agri- environment schemes • £162m spent on improving quality of life in rural areas and diversifying the rural economy • 16,600 jobs created or safeguarded in farming and the rural economy • 64 Leader Groups in local communities across 70% of rural England ...and we are already committed to significant spend in the new programme. 4
  5. 5. Ministers have set out objectives for Defra... • Growing the rural economy • Improving the environment • Safeguarding animal health • Safeguarding plant health ...and their view on use of CAP monies. 5 “I believe that taxpayers’ money should be used to support public goods for which there is no market mechanism such as the contribution farming makes to our habitats and wildlife.” Owen Paterson - Secretary of State, Defra
  6. 6. Some key points remain to be finalised. • England Rural Development Programme budget • Agreeing CAP reform package with European Parliament 6
  7. 7. However other aspects are clear. • New EU Rural Development Regulation has more flexibility - six priorities, no more axes • Leader continues • Now part of European Structural and Investment Funds • Have to plan on basis funding will be tight 7 Rural Development objectives • Focus on measurable outcomes • Better value for money • Simpler, more flexible system • Effective transition
  8. 8. New schemes will deliver more flexibly across the 6 priorities of the Rural Development Regulation 2014-20. • Fostering knowledge transfer and innovation • Enhancing competitiveness and farm viability • Promoting food chain organisation and risk management • Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems • Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy • Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas. 8
  9. 9. We have started to develop the next rural development programme for England... • What has worked, or not, under the current Programme? • Where the next RDP has a role in delivering government objectives • How do we get best value for money? ...to provide Ministers with a basis on which to take decisions. 9
  10. 10. What are your thoughts: • What role could voluntary organisations play under the new programme? • What activities would you like Rural Development funds to focus on? 10

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