As an EU and UK government funded programme the LEADER programme abounds in acronyms and strange terms. Below we provide a glossary to the ones you are most likely to encounter,

CREG 16 Form Rural Payments Agency Customer Registration Form that needs to be completed to register for grant payment
Defra The UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) which oversees LEADER amoungst other things
EAFRD European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development is a European agricultural fund which was set up for the financing of rural development programmes
LAG Local Action Group - effectively a steering committee for the Central Warwickshire Villages LEADER programme
LDS Local Development Strategy
LEADER Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Economie Rurale
RDA Regional Development Agency, responsible for stimulating economic activity in a region, called AWM in the West Midlands (see above)
RDPE Rural Development Plan for England, the LEADER approach is a delivery mechanism under this programme which runs from 2007-2013
RPA Rural Payments Agency, an Executive Agency of Defra which provides services such as rural payments, rural inspections and livestock tracing and responsible for payments to beneficiaries under the LEADER programme