What We Do

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

Who We Help

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

Project Types

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

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.

Recent Projects We’ve Completed For Our Clients

Do You Have An Idea For A Project We Can Help With?

Some Words From Our Community

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.

Bridge Turf Lawns, Courtlough, Balbriggan

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.

Keogh's Crisps, Westpalstown, Oldtown

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

Funding Process – Step by Step


There are a number of criteria that you must meet in order to apply. We have a full page dedicated to helping you


If you feel you meet the criteria, then the next step is to fill in an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.


Once you send in your application form, it’s out of your hands. You have done the best job you could and it’s over to the Evaluation Committee.


The final decision rests with the Local Area Group (LAG). After evaluation, the project application will be sent to the LAG for approval.


Once your project is approved, you will be issued with a contract. It’s an exciting time because your project will become a reality.

We’re Here To Help Your Project Blast Off!

Through Resources, Guidance & Advice