LEADER wants to empower young people to be actively involved in community activities, explore entrepreneurship and have better youth facilities in their communities.
LEADER supports for rural youth include:
• Support for youth involvement in community activities
• Helping youth business start-ups
• Capital grants for youth facilities and services in rural areas

West Coast Surf Club in Lahinch for equipment for surfing events

Shane Millar for his start-up business KickZ – a soccer skills games

Music Generation Clare for a music instrument bank for young people

Donna Flanagan for her start-up Deluxe Bakery – making cakes with a difference

Shannon Scouts


Contact LEADER

If you would like more information or to discuss our LEADER programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email leader@cldc.ie


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Aisling de Klerk, Agnes O'Shaughnessy,
Gerry McDonagh, Lorraine Power,  
Michelle Barrett