Using RDP support to acquire new equipment for a small town's public kitchen.
Projects & Practice
A community centre used support from the rural development programme to enhance its services and premises in order not to exclude people with Dementia.
A farm employing people with special needs set up a process line and an experimental kitchen, where non-commercial agricultural produce can be turned into new products.
A pilot programme in Scotland on Public Procurement led to new opportunities and markets for Scottish SMEs.
The Think Local development programme focuses on developing collaboration in short supply chain, by bringing together existing initiatives on farmers’ markets, farm retail, food tourism, regional food and drink networks and in developing added value for rural producers.
The model of the Rural Parliament is one which has grown across Europe. Scotland has adopted the model, following the example of others such as Sweden, Finland and Estonia.
A young farmer invested in precision farming through the acquisition of a new sprayer; combining cost savings and environmental protection.
Turning an abandoned park area and its gardens into a community hub to create opportunities for social interaction, training and employment.
Switching from manual labour to mechanised work in order to make the business much more cost effective.
De Putter is an example of how small communities that are facing a declining level of services can improve their livelihood and promote social cohesion.