SECAD Call for LEADER funding Applications


Call for LEADER funding applications

Expressions of Interest and Project Applications are currently being sought from community and voluntary groups located within the LEADER Zone3 area of West Cork under the following sub-theme:

                                   Basic Services for Hard to Reach Communities

Priority will be given to capital projects that improve existing or create new:

  • Community Recreation Space
  • Community Facilities
  • Outdoor or Indoor amenities
  • ICT facilities for the improvement of rural services and digital innovation

The following will not be considered under this call:

  • Statues or commemorative structures of any kind
  • Facilities that are not open to use by all members of the community
  • Applications from private member based clubs or societies
  • Mainstream sports activities
  • Installation and/or purchase of Defibrillators

Projects should benefit a broad range of community interests and promote social inclusion for multi user groups. SECAD expect projects that will seek a grant range of €30,000-€100,000. Community Projects are eligible for a rate of up to 75% grant aid. Capital projects must have full planning permission or a planning exemption at the time of application.

Further details, including area zone maps, Expression of Interest forms, and any information on future calls can be found on

N.B. Expressions of Interest and Applications for this call will be accepted on an ongoing basis until such time as the budget is allocated.

Contact SECAD on 021-4613432 or

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