Welcome to the South West Rural Development Gateway website where we introduce you to the range of support available in our region as part of the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). Some changes have been made to the Programme as a result of the budget position for 2011/12 and as it moves towards national delivery arrangements from this summer.
SW Rural Gateway
This EU and UK Government funded Programme aims to safeguard and enhance our countryside, improve the competitiveness and sustainability of our rural businesses, and help rural communities to thrive.

This site (http://www.sw-ruralgateway.info) is dedicated to the investment in the South West of Englands countryside, with information on past, present, and future developments of Devon, Cornwall and the surrounding areas.

Key Links

European Commission
Forestry Commission
Natural England
South West RDA

The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas
RDPE Prospectus

Prospectus for rural businesses and communities in South West England. Download Prospectus

SWARM Innovation Fund

Guidance and application forms for applicants seeking funding through the SWARM Innovation Fund. Download documents