€6.8 million in LEADER Funding for Clare

  • Groups invited to apply to deliver 2023-2027 LEADER Programme
  • Targets positive impact for rural Ireland


Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed the allocation of €6.8 million in funding for Clare under the LEADER Programme.

Minister Heather Humphreys has this morning announced a total of €180 million for the programme, from 2023 to 2027.

Interested groups are now being invited to apply for funding under the LEADER programme which will support thousands of locally-led rural development and enterprise projects over the next five years.

Encouraging groups from across Clare to apply, Deputy Crowe said, “I’m delighted to see this significant allocation of LEADER funding which will support local development and enterprise projects across the county over the next five years.

“Rural development and supporting rural enterprises is a core belief and value for myself and Fianna Fáil.

“Funding streams like LEADER are imperative to supporting rural communities and enterprises across Clare and I would encourage all interested groups to apply.

“Interested parties have between now and December 16th to submit their expression of interest and those who are successful at this stage will be provided with funding to assist in developing a local development strategy in Stage 2 of the process.

“We have seen that LEADER funding has been a very successful project for the county and I look forward to working with local groups in their applications for this funding.”