The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., announced the details of the allocation of the €70 million Transitional LEADER programme for the period 2021-2022.
LEADER is a rural development programme co-funded by the EU which operates a locally-led, bottom-up, approach to meeting the needs of local communities and businesses. The programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural areas. LEADER forms part of Ireland’s multi-annual Rural Development Programme which is co-financed by the EU and is part of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
Of the €70 million, €65 million is being allocated across the 29 Local Action Groups (LAGs). They are responsible for identifying and helping to develop local projects which support the themes of Economic Development (including enterprise development and job creation), Social Inclusion and Rural Environment. €3 million is being allocated to support the LEADER Cooperation measure which encourages rural areas to work together on collaborative projects and €2 million will be allocated to prepare for the next LEADER Programme.
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