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 August 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  17 €1,080,991.90
Cavan  20 €985,314.86
Clare  87 €1,711,067.27
Cork North  30 €1,098,413.57
Cork South  14 €458,698.39
Cork West  21 €711,676.36
Donegal  87 €3,276,673.60
Dublin Rural  30 €869,832.54
Galway East  11 €413,560.96
Galway West  20 €367,238.90
Kerry  151 €2,638,847.54
Kildare  15 €539,476.23
Kilkenny 49 €1,364,908.93
Laois  40 €935,707.34
Leitrim 41 €1,507,424.92
Limerick  60 €2,611,797.31
Longford  31 €606,279.26
Louth  32 €559,890.92
Mayo  72 €2,633,971.40
Meath 17 €570,576.43
Monaghan 26 €1,109,606.80
Offaly  76 €1,473,543.21
Roscommon 24 €1,137,821.64
Sligo 56 €1,647,100.76
Tipperary  85 €2,260,028.30
Waterford  38 €2,601,562.27
Westmeath  33 €506,973.95
Wexford  57 €1,978,163.68
Wicklow 25 €712,824.07
Total 1265 €38,369,973.31

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.