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Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership

Derry and Strabane Rural Partneship

Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership

The Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014 –2020 is part-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the European Union.

Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership was established in 2015 to deliver the LEADER elements (Priority 6) of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP).  It is one of ten LAGs (Local Action Groups) across Northern Ireland and is made up of 24 members (11 councillors and 13 social partners representing the business, farming and community/voluntary sectors) with Derry City and Strabane District Council providing administrative support services.

LEADER is a European Community initiative for assisting rural communities in improving the quality of life and economic prosperity in their local area.  The Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership has been allocated a budget of £7.54m to deliver the following four funding schemes as well as a co-operation measure:

More information on each scheme can be found by clicking each relevant link.  Locations of the Pre-Funding workshops (mandatory) in your location are detailed below. 


Mon 29th Jan @2.00pm 

Dennett Interchange, Donemana 


Tues 30th Jan @7.00pm 

White Horse Hotel, Derry-Londonderry


Wed 31st Jan @2.00pm 

Castlederg Leisure Centre, Castlederg 


Thurs 1st Feb @7.00pm 

Strabane Enterprise Agency, Strabane 


Fri 2nd Feb @10.00am 

Diamond Centre, Claudy






Mon 5th Feb @2.00pm 

Mullaghbuoy Community Centre, Lettershandoney  


Tues 6th Feb @7.00pm 

St Columbs Park House, Derry-Londonderry


Wed 7th Feb @2.00pm 

Castlederg Leisure Centre, Castlederg 


Thur 8th Feb @3.00pm 

Demett Interchange, Donemana 


Fri 9th Feb @10.00am 

Strabane Enterprise Agency


For further information please click on the relevant scheme above. You can also find a summary copy of the Interim Strategy here and a copy of the first Annual Report here. 

The eligible area for funding includes the ‘core rural area’ outside Strabane town and the city of Derry (as well as Culmore, Newbuildings, Strathfoyle, Drumahoe, Nixon’s Corner and Coshquin).

Contact Us

Rural Development Programme Team

Derry City & Strabane District Council

98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN

Tel: (028) 71253253 x 6917

Email: [email protected]   

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