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Rural Development Programme - LEADER 2014-2020

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.

LEADER THEMES and SUB THEMES

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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. It may also be downloaded by clicking here.    

Expressions of Interest are accepted on an ongoing basis for certain projects under the sub-themes within the Programme. Targeted calls will be sought periodically for particular types of projects under the various sub-themes. Please click here for details of both Open and Targeted Call for 2017.

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

Bernie Leavy bleavy@westcd.ie

Theresa Geoghegan tgeoghegan@westcd.ie or

Brian Killian bkillian@westcd.ie  

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