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The Vision that we set out in the Local Development Strategy has to be in line with European and national policy. National policy is set out in Defra's Rural Development Programme. The diagram summarises the policy background of the emerging Rural Development Programme for the UK and shows how all the different types of European funding are used together to work towards one overall goal. 

Key to Structural Investment Funds;
EAFRD : European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (includes LEADER)
ERDF : European Regional Development Fund
ESF : European Social Fund
CF : Cohesion Fund
EMFF : European Maritime and Fisheries Fund