Natural constraint payments play a key role in supporting farms to sustain their profitability and develop in areas that would otherwise be abandoned.
Projects & Practice
Planting new woodland under a scheme in a partnership between Forestry services, a local authority and the local community.
A project to help keep elderly people living at home safe and happy.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
A project to enhance the facilities on a geological site, enable new visitor-based activities and attract more visitors who will spend more time in the area.
The GrowBiz approach to enterprise support is based on building long-term relationships with businesses and encouraging them to connect, collaborate, share and network with other enterprises in their local community and further afield.
A project to give a voice to rural youth, to hear and publish their stories and to make them visible in society and its decision-making process.
A small, remote rural community of around 1 300 inhabitants in Finland launched a Digi-Hub for the elderly.
A marketing project to promote the high-quality Finnish oats to the international market and increase the income of small farms.