Mayo County Council welcomes Minister Ring’s allocation of additional funding of €500,000 to Mayo LEADER Local Action Group
Posted in Connect on October 22, 2019.
Mayo County Council welcomes the announcement this morning that Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has allocated an additional €500,000 to the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) as one of the top ten performing LAGs nationally under the LEADER programme.
The selection of Mayo LEADER LAG comes after a nationwide assessment of the level of funding approved and the level of funding drawn down in respect of projects on 20 September 2019, with the county assessed in second place overall.
Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council welcomed the announcement, saying “this additional funding is good news for Mayo communities and enterprises, and a strong endorsement of the robust performance of the Mayo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in maximising the benefits of the LEADER programme for these communities and enterprises”. He further added that “it is also a testament to both the co-operation and work of LEADER partners; Mayo County Council, Mayo Northeast, South West Mayo, Comhar na nOileán and Moy Valley Resources, and to the communities and businesses that have brought projects forward to date .”
Mayo County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Brendan Mulroy called the allocation great news for community groups and organisations across the county; “this extra funding will benefit communities across the county, allowing additional vital social inclusion, economic development and environmental initiatives to advance over the coming years.”Tags: Funding, LCDC, LEADER, Mayo