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Measure 3.5

Measure 3.5

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Financial Statements for the Year ended 31 March 2013

Financial Statements for the Year ended 31 March 2013

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  Welcome to SWARD

Welcome to SWARD

Measure 3.5, Village Renewal, will open for applications on Wednesday 28 May 2014 and close at 4 pm on Monday 16 June 2014

Applications can be made online via www.eugrants.org 

*PLEASE NOTE: Revised version of Guidance Notes published on 04/06/2014

Download an Application form, Associated Documents and Guidance Notes

SWARD (South West Action for Rural Development) is the delivery mechanism for Axis 3 of the NI Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 for the four District Council areas of Cookstown, Dungannon and South Tyrone, Fermanagh and Magherafelt.

The Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

At the local level, the programme is strategically delivered by a Joint Council Committee (JCC) representing all four Councils and implemented by a Local Action Group (LAG) comprised of local Councillors and Social Partner representatives.

Cookstown District Council acts as the Lead Council with responsibility for all financial and administrative matters.

Through SWARD, the Rural Development Programme offers a fantastic opportunity to support rural communities and enterprises to diversify into non-agricultural activities, support business creation, encourage tourism activities, village renewal, improve access to basic services and conservation and upgrading of the rural heritage.



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