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 April 2018. Further details regarding the individual projects funded in each area can be viewed by clicking on each LAG in the table.

County Number Approved projects Value LEADER Funding
Carlow 15 €1,051,130.90
Cavan 15 €834,353.54
Clare 67 €1,306,109.17
Cork North 20 €895,265.83
Cork South 10 €327,863.73
Cork West 15 €402,159.07
Donegal 72 €2,593,839.32
Dublin Rural 25 €579,348.48
Galway West 6 €92,554.17
Kerry 119 €2,124,935.17
Kildare 10 €282,492.48
Kilkenny 35 €957,444.77
Laois 33 €653,387.42
Leitrim 20 €545,324.77
Limerick 53 €2,076,611.09
Longford 24 €401,339.58
Louth 22 €273,951.72
Mayo 50 €1,788,994.76
Meath 10 €282,470.70
Monaghan 20 €1,022,262.22
Offaly 52 €1,052,654.47
Roscommon 14 €404,653.94
Sligo 40 €1,250,999.34
Tipperary 65 €1,638,091.05
Waterford 25 €1,899,074.96
Westmeath 31 €473,460.36
Wexford 47 €1,441,056.74
Wicklow 15 €276,174.26
930 €26,928,004.01

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

 

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If you have any queries, please:

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Phone: 076 106 4900.