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Welcome to the Down Rural Area Partnership
Welcome to the Down Rural Area Partnership’s (DRAP) interactive website. The key purpose of this site is to provide you with information about Axis 3 of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
The Down Rural Area Partnership, has been charged with administering the funds under Axis 3 of the Programme. The programme aims to ‘improve the quality of life in rural areas and encouraging diversification of economic activity in rural areas by supporting a wide range of projects under six measures including;
3.1 Diversification into Non-Agricultural Activities
3.2 Support for Business Creation & Development
3.3 Encouragement of Tourism Activities
3.4 Basic Services for Economy and Rural Population
3.5 Village Renewal and Development
3.6 Conservation and Upgrading of Rural Heritage
If you have a project in mind and are not yet ready to submit an application for funding, Down Rural Area Partnership is accepting Expression of Interest forms from potential project promoters. To download the Expression of Interest form click on the icon below: