A coalition of thirteen leading rural organisations is calling on Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and their political parties to commit to delivering fairer funding for rural areas following the election on 12 December.
The Rural Economy inquiry report was published on 27 April 2019, in it the Committee have called for a comprehensive national-level rural economic strategy, to be delivered locally via communities, councils and businesses.
Nottinghamshire MP Robert Jenrick and Defra Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Gardiner will launch the fund on April 5 at Oxton Village Hall, Nottinghamshire, giving full details of eligibility and criteria. The event is open to all those involved in the upkeep of Village Halls.
ACRE member, Action with Communities in Rural Kent, will host a workshop at Stalisfield Village Hall, Faversham, Kent on 21st March 2019. Th event comes as part of the Rural Opinion Advocacy and Development (ROAD) project which is funded through the European Rural Parliament (ERP).
ACRE's recent evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees has demonstrated a diminished focus on the potential of rural areas and it called for a renewed focus on ‘rural proofing’, with all Whitehall departments ensuring a rural dimension within their policy making.