Leader Programme

LEADER (Liaisons entre actions de developpement de l’économie rurale) was established by the European Commission in 1991 and stands for ‘Links between actions of rural development’.

It promotes sustainable development in Europe’s rural areas addressing economic, social and environmental concerns. LEADER was designed to aid the development of sustainable rural communities following the reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy.

LEADER 14-20 is due to be delivered across a series of Rolling and Closed Calls. IRD Duhallow is the implementing partner for areas in North Cork, Kerry and South Cork and is working with each of the Local Community Development Committees in each of these areas.

The new programme will focus on the following themes and sub themes.

  • Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation
  • Rural Tourism
  • Enterprise Development
  • Rural Towns
  • Broadband
  • Social Inclusion
  • Basic Services Targeted at Hard to Reach Communities
  • Rural Youth
  • Rural Environment
  • Protection and Sustainable use of Water Resources
  • Protection and Improvement of Local Biodiversity
  • Development of Renewable Energy

Click here to download the Operating Rules 14-20

Click here to Download a Presentation on LEADER Requirements


Current Calls

NORTH CORK

Applications for All Measures are being taken on a Rolling Call.

Click here to Download the North Cork Expression of Interest form

SOUTH CORK

Applications for All Measures are being taken on a Rolling Call.

Click here to Download the South Cork Expression of Interest form


KERRY

Applications for All Measures are being taken on a Rolling Call.

Click here to Download the Kerry Expression of Interest form


For any enquiry in relation to the LEADER Programme in North Cork, South Cork or Kerry please contact IRD Duhallow on 029-60633 or email [email protected]