Who are we and what do we do?
Fieldfare is a not for profit group that brings together people from rural businesses, farming and rural communities with the aims of supporting economic growth and improving quality of life
We are the only organisation that delivered LEADER in Winchester & East Hampshire during 2009 - 2013. The 2009 - 2013 LEADER project has now closed and we are not accepting any new applications for funding support. LEADER is a funding delivery mechanism for the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). 'LEADER' stands for Liaison entre actions de developement de l’economie rurale (integrated action for rural development). This is part of the EU Commission’s rural development activity.
LOCAL ACTION: We work in partnership with Defra, Winchester City Council and East Hampshire District Council to support the local rural economy.
LOCAL PEOPLE: The Fieldfare Local Action Group (LAG) is made up of local farmers, foresters, rural businesses, community organisations and representatives from East Hampshire District and Winchester City Councils.
LOCAL PROJECTS: We facilitate and manage RDPE projects, represent LEADER groups at national and regional level and support local rural interests.