The Leicestershire Rural Partnership (LRP) is an established and successful partnership which brings together public, private and voluntary stakeholders to improve services and support to rural communities and businesses.

The work of the Partnership is shaped by the priorities in this Rural Framework, and its success is dependent on the input from a range of organisations that sit on the LRP Management Board.

Members of the Board include: Leicestershire County Council, District Councils, Leicestershire and Rutland Association for Local Councils, RCC (Leicestershire and Rutland), Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, National Farmers Union, Country Land and Business Association, Federation of Small Businesses, National Forest Company, Leicester Shire Promotions and business champions. The Partnership also draws upon specialist expertise through the other groups and partnerships that it works with.

Our Vision

"In 2026 rural Leicestershire will be made up of thriving, cohesive and safe communities, which have access to a range of high quality and sustainable employment opportunities, mix of housing and essential local services."