LEADER is an EU wide rural development programme supporting the growth and development of rural communities and businesses, and protecting the rural environment.
Funded by the EU and the Irish Government, LEADER provides funding, training, guidance to community groups and supports for rural business.
To see how we can help you, click on the LEADER tabs below and download the LEADER Expression of Interest form.
















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Launch of Biodiversity Training for Communities

The community initiative LEADER for Biodiversity has been launched for Co Clare and 15 communities have been selected. For further details or to put your community on the list for the next training programme please contact CLDC on...

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#LEADERforEnterprise Training Programme Launched

#LEADERforEnterprise Training Programme Launched New and Existing businesses that meet the criteria can apply for LEADER grant aid of 50% of capital expenditure, up to a maximum of €50,000. Up to €30,000 is also available for feasibility studies at 75%...

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