Three Cork County Projects highlighted with Completion of LEADER Programme 2014-2020

The LEADER programme, co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, is an initiative supporting rural development projects at local level to revitalise rural areas and create jobs.  With total funding of €13.93 million allocated to Cork County by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the programme, delivered by six Local Development Companies working in partnership with Cork County Council, has supported a total of 249 projects across …

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 …