The right kind of guidance

“Dublin Rural Leader guided us through the application process and enabled us to help students explore the Dublin Mountains while getting fit” Ambles and Rambles, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Reach higher markets

“Dublin Rural Leader belief in our project and their assistance to access funding for equipment has enabled us to reach a higher end of the market” Bridge Turf Lawns, Courtlough, Balbriggan

Expanded to export

“Dublin Rural Leader helped us access equipment funding to expand our production line. We have are exorting to the USA and have our sights on China.” Keoghs Crisps, Westpalstown, Oldtown

We fund diverse projects across a range of organisations in rural Dublin

The LEADER 2014-2020 programme is now open in the rural areas of County Dublin. Dublin rural LEADER is seeking applications from Individual’s, Farm Families, Rural Businesses, Community and Voluntary Groups and Social Enterprises. Dublin Rural LEADER is committed to the creation of a vibrant and sustainable rural economy, sensitively harnessing the natural resources and underpinned by learning and development leading to resilient local communities.

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who we are

Overview

We provide Dublin rural areas with resources and guidance to enable them to actively engage and develop projects in their area.

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who we help

Who we help

Applications are sought from individuals, Farm Families, Rural Businesses, Community & Voluntary Groups and Social Enterprises.

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project themes

Project themes

Projects are for eligibility under the following three themes: Economic Development, Social Inclusion and Rural Environment.

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how to apply

How to apply

Fill in an Expression of Interest form. This will be assessed on and a more comprehensive application form will be required if eligible.

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What the community are saying

Dublin Rural Leader helped us access equipment funding to expand our production line. We are exporting to the USA and have our sights on China.
Dublin Rural Leader guided us through the application process and enabled us to help students explore the Dublin Mountains while getting fit.
Dublin Rural Leader’s belief in our project and their assistance to access funding for equipment has enabled us to reach a higher end of the market.

Have you a project in mind?

Are you expanding your business, wishing to hire more staff, maybe you want to upskill? Don‘t be held back – Dublin Rural Leader have €4.83 million to assist people like you to reach your full potential.

Is your project eligible?
Find out if your project meets the criteria
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Discuss the project, eligibility and funding with the team
(01) 807 4282 (9am-5pm weekdays)

Targeted calls

While we accept applications throughout the year we have targeted times for projects. We are now taking calls for the following:

Economic Development - Strategic Action 1

Training animation and capacity building to strengthen the tourism industry and economy in the Dublin rural region.
Budget: €66,000

Economic Development - Strategic Action 4

Develop and support Dublin Rural unique tourism experience through strategic planning/cluster and destination development and marketing to capitalize on Fáilte Ireland’s – Dublin, A Breath of Fresh Air/(IAE).
Budget: €40,000

Economic Development - Strategic Action 6

Provision of enterprise training animation and capacity building support for underrepresented individuals and groups eg. (women, young people, ethnic groups and people with disabilities).
Budget: €90,000