Rural Development Contracts - Rural Priorities (RDC - RP)
Rural Development Contracts - Rural Priorities (RDC - RP) is an integrated funding mechanism which will deliver targeted environmental, social and economic benefits.
It will contribute to the delivery of the Scottish Government's strategic objectives through regional priorities, agreed with stakeholders for each of the 11 regions.
Rural Priorities is a competitive mechanism to ensure that contracts are awarded for the proposals which are best able to deliver the agreed regional priorities.
You can view the priorities for your region by using the menu on the left. You can find out your region here.
Regional priorities have been established to aid the delivery of the five key outcomes of the SRDP:
- business viability and competitiveness
- water quality
- adaptations to mitigate climate change
- biodiversity and landscapes
- thriving rural communities
Regional priorities offer an indication of which outcomes are considered to be of greatest importance within each of the 11 regions and which actions would best deliver these.
They were derived from a set of generic, national priorities by the Regional Proposal Assessment Committee (RPAC) for each region.
Rural Priorities will be delivered jointly by SGRPID, SNH and FCS through area offices.
You can find out about how applications are submitted and assessed by selecting How it Works from the left hand menu.
For further details, please see the Rural Priorities information leaflet. The leaflet is also available in pdf format (315kb).