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

 

Please note that calls for Expressions of Interest for Enterprise, Rural Towns and Broadband are now closed will not be sought again until September of 2017.These measures are time bound, in that all applications under these measures must be received during the period outlined.

 

All other Measures including Rural Tourism, 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 and the Development of Renewable Energy are open and Expressions of Interest are on rolling calls and can be submitted at any time.

 

Click here to Download the North Cork Expression of Interest form

 

SOUTH CORK

Please note that calls for Expressions of Interest for Playgrounds within the measure Basic Services targeted at Hard to Reach Communities is now closed will not be sought again until September of 2017.These measures are time bound, in that all applications under these measures must be received during the period outlined.

All other Measures including Economic Development of Rural Enterprises, Rural Tourism, Social Inclusion, Rural Towns, Rural Broadband, Rural Youth, Rural Environment, Protection and Sustainable use of Water Resources, Protection and Improvement of Local Biodiversity and the Development of Renewable Energy are open and Expressions of Interest are on rolling calls and can be submitted at any time.

 

Click here to Download the South Cork Expression of Interest form

 


KERRY

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN ENTERPRISE FUNDING THROUGH LEADER 14-20

 

Please note that calls for Enterprise is now closed will not be sought again until April of 2017.These measures are time bound, in that all applications under these measures must be received during the period outlined.

All other Measures including Basic Services Targeted at Hard To Reach Communities, Rural Tourism, Social Inclusion, Rural Towns, Rural Broadband, Rural Youth, Rural Environment, Protection and Sustainable use of Water Resources, Protection and Improvement of Local Biodiversity and the Development of Renewable Energy are open and Expressions of Interest are on rolling calls and can be submitted at any time.

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]

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