LEADER is a community-led approach to local development delivering EU funding into rural businesses and communities through Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014- 2022.
The programme promotes social inclusion, poverty reduction and the economic development of rural areas. It does this through targeted supports that focus on themes and priorities identified in the Longford Local Development Strategy – a community-led action plan for Longford.
LEADER Themes and Sub-Theme
County Longford was allocated €7,597,623 under the Rural Development Programme 2014- 2020 to support the sustainable development of the county. The programme was extended in 2021 and under the Transitional LEADER programme Longford was awarded a further €1,165,544 to support project promoters followed by an additional allocation of €518,020.00 from the European Union Recovery Instrument Fund in July 2021.
Interested in applying for LEADER funding?
First Step – Expression of Interest
- If you have a project idea, the first step is to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) form outlining your project proposal and submit it to LCRL.
- You may arrange a pre-consultation meeting with a Project Development Officer prior to submitting your EOI.
- A decision as to the eligibility of your project will be made and if eligible your project will progress to application stage.
- For more information contact LCRL LEADER team at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a query using the online form.