2014 – 2020 LEADER

We are currently drafting a Local Development Strategy for the next LEADER programme. This plan will identify the priorities for Clare for the next 5 years. As part of this plan we have consulted with communities across Clare and sought input on the LEADER themes of Job Creation; Rural Environment and Communities & Social Inclusion.

If you have a potential LEADER project and would like more information on and how we could assist your community group or business contact us on 065 6866800.



Some of the projects we supported

Linella-Ice-CreamBrid and Roger Fahy from New Quay set up Linnalla Icecream with LEADER funding assistance. “It wouldn’t have been possible for us to have achieved the success to date with our business without the continued support from CLDC”.
Brid Fahy | www.linnallaicecream.ie
Loophead Tourism
Loophead-TourismThe animation funding that we received supported the creation of a network of people, businesses, products and services. The promotion of Loop Head Peninsula as a sustainable tourism destination was part of this project which allowed us to showcase our destination to the media. A renewed enthusiasm amongst existing businesses and excitement from new business was apparent as Loop Head received continued positive coverage as a direct result of the animation project.
Trea Heapes – Loop Head Tourism
Wilde’s Irish Chocolate
Wilde's-Irish-ChoclateMaking my artisan chocolate factory in Co. Clare open plan and making it possible for visitors and tourists to see us actually making chocolates would only have been a dream without the support of CLDC.
Patricia Farrell | Owner of Wilde’s Irish Chocolate