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Dublin Rural LEADER has announced a targeted call by Dublin Rural LEADER (DRL) for enterprise applications under the LEADER Rural Development programme 2014-2020. Applications are invited for funding for provision of enterprise training animation and capacity building support for underrepresented individuals and groups eg. (women, young people, ethnic groups and people with disabilities) there will be a total of 6 projects enterprise training and capacity building at a max of €15,000 each.

James Masterson of Dublin Rural LEADER commented that the one of the main aims of the LEADER programme was to stimulate innovation and business development within new and emerging SME and social enterprise sectors as highlighted in our extensive consultation process conducted last year.

An expression of interest can be downloaded here this is the first step in the application process. Alternatively you can call the office on (01) 807 4282 and ask to speak to a Development Officer who will assist you with any queries or email to

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