Welcome to the Southern Organisation for Action in Rural areas (SOAR), the Joint Committee and Local Action Group for the Craigavon, Armagh and Newry & Mourne Council areas.

We are responsible for the administration of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 (NIRDP) within the rural areas of Craigavon, Armagh and Newry.

The NIRDP is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Rural Development Programme
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development : Europe investing in rural areas
Leader
Craigavon Borough Council
Armagh City and District Council
Newry and Mourne Council