Programmes & Funds

Programmes & Funds

LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020

LEADER uses a ‘bottom-up’ or community-led local development approach to rural development. The programme aims to bring about positive change in rural areas through funding, training and animation for communities, enterprise and individuals and support rural development projects to:

  • Revitalise rural areas
  • Promote social inclusion
  • Encourage enterprise and job creation.

Individuals, businesses, social enterprises and community groups are eligible to apply for LEADER funding. Specifically, the Rural Development Programme is split into thematic areas identified as most in need of support and with the greatest potential to promote sustainable development for rural communities.


LEADER Themes

Economic, Enterprise Development and Job Creation:

  • Rural Tourism
  • Enterprise Development
  • Rural Towns
  • Broadband

Social Inclusion:

  • Basic Services targets at Hard to Reach Communities
  • Rural Youth

Rural Environment:

  • Protection and Sustainable use of Water Resources
  • Protection and Improvement of Local Biodiversity
  • Development of Renewable Energy

 

LEADER South Cork and LEADER West Cork

SECAD Partnership is an Implementing Partner of the LEADER programme in parts of South Cork and West Cork on behalf of the South Cork LCDC (Local Community Development Committee) and the West Cork LCDC (Local Community Development Committee).

Further details on LEADER in South Cork and LEADER in West Cork, including calls for projects, can be found on the following dedicated websites:

www.leadersouthcork.com

www.leaderwestcork.com

If you are located in the SECAD area and would like further information on how to apply for support through LEADER or to discuss a project idea, contact SECAD at 021 461 3432

Development Officers

South Cork – Katie Kearns kkearns@secad.ie

West Cork – Ross Curley rcurley@secad.ie

’SECAD Partnership uses a ‘bottom-up’ or community-led local development approach to bring about positive change in rural areas through training and up-skilling in communities and in supporting individuals, businesses and communities to access the required funds for their business/development projects.”

Ryan Howard

CEO, SECAD Partnership

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Contact

SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park,
Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 Y893

+353 21 4613432

info@secad.ie