The LEADER Programme promotes social inclusion, poverty reduction and the economic development of rural areas by supporting local projects intended to tackle local needs and challenges.
Projects are selected and approved by the Mayo Local Action Group, which is made up of representatives from our community, public and private sectors and led by the Mayo Local Community Development Committee. Potential projects should be consistent with existing local development strategies and the priority issues for Mayo identified by the Local Action Group in its Local Development Strategy.
- Economic Development, Enterprise and Job Creation
- Social Inclusion
- Rural Environment
Applications are welcome from projects that involve:
- Rural Tourism
- Enterprise Development
- Basic services targeted at hard-to-reach communities
- Rural Youth
- The protection and sustainable use of water resources
- Local Biodiversity
- Renewable Energy
If you have a project in mind, contact the Development Company covering your area for advice, and they will help you submit an Expression of Interest.