An Expression of Interest form (EOI) is the first step in every potential LEADER application.

The EOI can be filled online here:


Expression of Interest Form


Download a printable version of the EOI here:


Calls for applications:


Call for Area Based Community Planning Programme:

Full details and application form can be found here:

Area Based Community Planning Programme


Call for Rural Tourism Applications 2017

Full call details can be downloaded here:

Tourism Call Details

Timeline for Tourism Call for applications:                                           

Call opens September 15th 2017 – Call closes December 15th 2017

Deadline for Expression of Interest – October 2nd 2017


LEADER Application Handbook:

Download here:


Updated Public Procurement information for LEADER projects:

Revised Procurement Requirements LEADER





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 |
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