LEADER 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.
LEADER THEMES and SUB THEMES
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further assistance regarding LEADER in Westmeath please contact any of the following:
Bernie Leavy email@example.com
Theresa Geoghegan firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Ormond email@example.com
Darina Coughlan firstname.lastname@example.org
Westmeath Community Development, Westmeath County Council & Westmeath Sports Partnership are currently preparing the first strategy plan for the promotion of recreation in the county. This is being funded by Westmeath Local Community Development Committee, the Department of Rural and Community Development through the LEADER 2014-2020 programme.
The Recreational Plan aims to link Westmeath’s recreational infrastructure with local communities and businesses through identifying actions/ initiatives to promote the use of these recreational facilities.
You are being invited to participate in an original piece of online research to help formulate the new Westmeath Recreational Strategy over the coming months.
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