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The RDP LEADER Operating Rules (5.4) outlines the following:

LAG and Evaluation Committee members must declare at each meeting the nature of his or her interests in:-

  • any application to the LAG for financial or other support; and/or
  • any initiative taken by the LAG; and/or
  • any contract or proposed contract with the LAG in which a LAG member, or a connected person is directly or indirectly involved; and/or
  • any matter from which the LAG member, or a connected person, may stand to benefit directly or indirectly from his or her position as a LAG member or from the operation of the LAG.

Where a Conflict of Interest is declared, that person must absent themselves from any deliberations where such a declaration is made.  This declaration must be formally recorded in the relevant LAG minutes.


Project No.                                   


Nature of Interest*                                                                                   

Have you absented yourself from deliberations (YES/NO) 

*See page 2




Signed: ___________________________________________    Date: ___________________________



Print Name: ________________________________________________


Independent Evaluation Committee Member Conflict of Interest Declaration

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It must be recognised that there are various degrees of interest that a member may have in a project. The action to be taken should reflect this.


1)  Close Personal Interest


Where a member or staff stands to gain financially from an application or is a Director or a Committee member of the organisation putting forward the project, he or she shall be considered to have a personal interest. In such circumstances, member or staff shall declare their interest and withdraw from the room while discussion on the project is ongoing.


2)  Indirect Personal Interest

Where a member or staff has an indirect personal interest in a project, e.g. if a relative (immediate family) is associated with the project, the interest should be declared. The member or staff shall then take no further part in any discussion or vote on this issue. In certain circumstances, it may be appropriate for the member or staff to withdraw from the room, depending on the nature of the relationship with the project.


3)  Direct Personal Interest

Where a member or staff has a private or personal interest which is clear and substantial, then that member or staff must take no further part in the proceedings and withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is being considered.

Nature of Interest