leader2014 2020LEADER is a community led approach to local development funded through Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It supports locally identified initiatives that seek to address locally identified needs and challenges. It is delivered in each region by a Local Action Group (LAG). In County Westmeath this is Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (WLCDC) in partnership with Westmeath County Council (WCC) as the Financial Partner and Westmeath Community Development (WCD) as the Implementing Partner. WCD provides direct support to potential applicants seeking funds under the LEADER Programme.

LEADER 2014-2020 covers the geographically area of County of Westmeath, funding of €7,384,205 will cover a number of themes outlined in the Westmeath Local Development Strategy for the duration of the programme. The Programme includes a number of themes and sub themes that reflect the overarching needs of rural Ireland.


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Expression of Interest/Application Process:

All potential applicants are required to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form. This form is available on request from the LEADER Section of Westmeath Community Development on 044 93 48571 Email: leader@westcd.ie.

For further assistance regarding LEADER in Westmeath please contact any of the following:

Bernie Leavy bleavy@westcd.ie

Brian Killian bkillian@westcd.ie  or

Peter Ormond pormond@westcd.ie

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Leader 2014-2020 - Public Meetings this week 28th & 29th Sept

We shall be holding two public information evenings this week in relation to the new LEADER programme where our staff will be on hand to answer queries and give an outline of the new programme.

First up is Tubberclair on Wednesday 28th Sept in the Community Centre @ 8.30 p.m.

Then on Thursday 29th September we visit Kilbeggan in St James Hall @ 8.00 p.m.

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