Who are we and what do we do?
Fieldfare is a rural business and farming network group
We are the only organisation that delivers LEADER in Winchester & East Hampshire. 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.