LEADER 2014 - 2020

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:


Open for applications:

We are open for applications under the following headings.

Tourism Products

Capital support for product development in the following:

  • Rural recreation and activity tourism
  • Culture & heritage tourism
  • Artisan food, arts, craft and design tourism
  • Innovative accommodation products
  • Supports for wheelchair accessible tourism


Support to the following sectors:

  • Digital technology
  • Green economy
  • Services to and in agriculture, forestry and equine sectors
  • Artisan food, arts, craft and design
  • Social enterprise

Community Development and Rural Youth

Support for communities to provide infrastructure and services locally.

Rural Broadband

Support for small scale equipment to enhance access to broadband and broadband speed in rural areas.


Support for capital projects that increase community understanding, protect and enhance habitats, community biodiversity projects.


Support available to both test feasibility and where proven, install technology which utilities or produces renewable energy.


LEADER Application Handbook:

Download here:


Updated Public Procurement information for LEADER projects:

Revised Procurement Requirements LEADER



LEADER programme details:

To find out more about the objectives and actions of the LEADER programme you can download our brochure here:


These objectives and actions came about from an extensive consultation process in 2015 which formed the LEADER Local Development Strategy (LDS)

You can download the approved LDS here:


The Operating Rules for the LEADER programme can be found here: