LEADER

€250 million in grant aid will be provided to rural communities and businesses over the next 5 – 6 years under the  2014 – 2020 LEADER Programme

Grant aid is provided to projects under the following themes:-

  • Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Rural Environment

The LEADER Programme is administered by Local Action Groups (LAGs). These are partnerships of both public and private entities from a defined geographical area. They are responsible for selecting and approving projects in their respective areas in accordance with local development strategies developed specifically for their area. The overall programme funding is allocated to 28 sub-regional areas based on administrative or county boundaries in the main e.g Mayo, Kildare, North Cork.

Promoters interested in accessing assistance under the LEADER Programme should, in the first instance submit an Expression of Interest to their Local Action Group (LAG). Contact details for all LAGs is available here

The table below shows the number and value of approved projects in each Local Action Group area for the 2014-2020 programme up to the end of June 2018. Further details regarding the individual projects funded in each area can be viewed by clicking on each LAG in the table.

 

County No. Approved Projects Value of LEADER Funding
Carlow  16 €1,060,804.23
Cavan  17 €853,785.67
Clare  72 €1,398,435.17
Cork North  29 €1,076,478.77
Cork South  14 €458,698.39
Cork West  18 €636,648.59
Donegal  78 €2,772,489.59
Dublin Rural  29 €811,557.13
Galway East  5 €56,787.00
Galway West  20 €367,238.90
Kerry  138 €2,492,275.95
Kildare  12 €346,781.48
Kilkenny 44 €1,112,431.06
Laois  37 €892,485.34
Leitrim 36 €1,458,368.68
Limerick  59 €2,604,948.22
Longford  27 €503,756.22
Louth  26 €479,110.49
Mayo  61 €2,190,702.01
Meath 12 €337,393.54
Monaghan 24 €1,101,072.00
Offaly  71 €1,277,416.70
Roscommon 16 €587,223.67
Sligo 56 €1,647,100.76
Tipperary  76 €2,007,271.13
Waterford  34 €2,388,200.21
Westmeath  31 €473,460.36
Wexford  47 €1,441,056.74
Wicklow 21 €383,246.94
Total 1126 €33,217,224.94

Useful Links:Examples of projects supported under the previous LEADER Programme can be viewed here

If you have any queries, please:

Email: rdp1420@drcd.gov.ie
Phone: 076 106 4900.