Boost for LEADER rural development programme likely after 2017

Additional funding after 2017 for the LEADER rural development programme has been suggested by Environment, Community and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney. The funding is referred to in the Programme for Government. “I believe there is sufficient funding allocated under the programme to meet demand in 2016 and 2017,“ said Mr Coveney. “It is likely, therefore, that the allocation of additional funding will be considered for the latter years of the …