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Derry and Strabane Rural Partnership

Derry and Strabane Rural Partneship

UPDATE AT December 2020

Please note that RDP staff are mostly still working from home due to COVID-19.

You can email us [email protected] or see under ‘Contact Us’ for individual contact details. Calls to the Council numbers will be re-directed to mobile phones or we will pick up voicemail.

All our funding calls are currently closed. 


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 five funding schemes:

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 second 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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