The Government has announced that all Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), including SEEDA, will close by 31 March 2012.
Responsibility for economic development and regeneration in England is being passed onto successor bodies, including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and central Government departments
Our objective is to ensure a professional and cost effective closure by this date. We have pledged to work closely with our partners, contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the past and future economic benefits of key programmes and assets continue to deliver the greatest economic value for the South East and value for money for the taxpayer.
Please click here for more details about our closure plan, transition arrangements and successor organisations.
What is FRIP?
FRIP is a programme of support which has been developed to help farmers and horticultural businesses in South East of England and London to improve competitiveness through resource efficiency and animal health and welfare practices. FRIP is a sub-programme under RDPE which aims to simplify the application process and will provide grants up to £25,000 per farm business. The programme will have application windows through the year, and new eligible items may be added for subsequent rounds.
www.defra.gov.uk/rural/rdpe or call 08459 33 55 77