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The Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014:2020 will make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in rural areas.  The Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has earmarked £70 million to assist with the improvement of the local rural economy, job creation and tackling poverty. 

For this to be truly effective it must be implemented under the guidance and direction of local people who know at first hand the challenges, desires and needs of their local areas. This is known as the LEADER approach, an EU wide initiative that will give local people a real opportunity to get involved and have their say in the delivery of a local development strategy.  For the Causeway Coast and Glens area, the Local Action Group Board is comprised of the following people:

Cllr Mark Fielding (Chair)

Susan McLaughlin (Vice-Chair)

Patsy Bradley 

William King MBE 

Karin Eyben

Ann McNickle

Alan Hunter

Cllr Michelle Knight-McQuillan

Thomas Collins MBE

Anthony McGarvey

Cllr Roisin Loftus

Karl McKillop

Conor Nicholl

Cllr Dermot Nicholl

Angela O’Hagan

Cllr Ian Stevenson

Cllr Brenda Chivers

Cllr Sandra Hunter



Suzanne Irwin - Rural Development Programme Manager

Tel: 028 7034 7004

Donna Oryema - Rural Development Lead Project, Claims & Monitoring Officer

Tel: 028 7776 0306


Nigel McFadden - Rural Development Project, Claims & Monitoring Officer 

Tel: 028 7034 7039


Leon Faulkner- Rural Development Project, Claims & Monitoring Officer

Tel: 028 777 60311


Liam Hinphey- Rural Development Project, Claims & Monitoring Officer

Tel: 028 7777 60311


Oisin Duffy- Finance Officer

Tel: 028 70 34 7047


Geraldine Willis- Administration Officer

Tel: 028 7034 7016

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