Review of rural funding streams

Rural Strategy 2004 set out a new devolved and targeted approach to rural policy and delivery over the next 3-5 years. As part of the preparatory work to support the Strategy, Margaret Beckett commissioned a full review of rural funding streams to provide a clearer and simpler framework for applicants.

As Rural Strategy 2004 made clear, Ministers endorsed the broad thrust of the recommendations in the report and committed to achieving radical streamlining of funding schemes and simplification of procedures for applicants on the lines recommended by the reviewers.

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Page published: 2 March, 2004