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Who we help

Applications are sought from:

Individuals or a group of promoters with a viable rural enterprise idea
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Rural Businesses/Micro/SME’s; wishing to expand, diversify or a new start-up business
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Farm Families wishing to diversify into new activities including Artisan Foods, Rural Tourism, Farm Shop
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Community Groups
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Voluntary  Groups
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Social Enterprise groups promoting community enterprise
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Do you meet the criteria?
  • Must be located within the boundaries of the operational area (linkj to map)
  • Must be compliant with the Local Development Strategy (link to PDF)
  • An application must fit with one or more of the themes to be eligible. See themes below.
  • There is no alternative source of funding available
  • Capacity to deliver the project has to be demonstrated
  • Evidence of proposed matching funding.
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Operational area for funding

LEADER funding is area specific and only applications from within the defined geographical boundary of each LAG are accepted. Where enterprises or projects span two or more LAG areas, the project could be considered for a co-operation project between the LAGs. Click on townlands below to check if your project is in an area eligible for funding.

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 the resources to assist people like you to reach your full potential.

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