€300,000 FUNDING AWARDED TO FOOD PRODUCERS IN CORK

Shout Out to Food Companies in South and West Cork to Avail of LEADER Funding Opportunity A number of food producers in West and South Cork have benefited from a LEADER initiative that provides up to €200,000 in funding for artisan food companies and food start-ups.  Managed by SECAD and supported by Cork County Council, the programme has invested €300,000 this year in six Cork companies, and SECAD is shouting …

LEADER PROGRAMME 2014-2020

January 2019 LEADER PROGRAMME 2014-2020 Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy has welcomed the news that a total of 91 projects to the value of over €4M in LEADER projects have been approved since the programme was launched by Cork County Council in 2017.  This comprises of 81 Contracts issued (€3.2M) with 9 projects at Provisional Approval (€800k) In addition to this, another 13 projects to …

Cork communities benefit from LEADER funding to kick off rural development projects

Boost to sustainable rural development for community led projects in South and West Cork (11 May) Today marks the announcement of fourteen LEADER projects in communities overseen by SECAD Partnership CLG across South and West Cork. The fourteen projects awarded funding were identified as most in need of support under the LEADER programme 2014-2020 which is co-funded by the EU and the Irish government. LEADER supports rural development projects and …

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 …

LEADER Contracts

Contracts to the value of €468,000 in LEADER projects have been signed over the past few weeks in Cork County.  The first contract to be signed in the County was by Avondhu/Blackwater Development Partnership CLG for the construction of and commissioning of a specialised Cheese Dairy at Bo Rua Farm, Ballynoe which fell under the LEADER theme of Enterprise Development. This will enable them to scale up and commercialise their …

Inaugural Meeting of West Cork LEADER Local Action Group

LEADER Programme to commence in West Cork from 1st December.

The  West Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) – a Committee of Cork County Council – has been confirmed as the new LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) for West Cork and the programme will officially commence on the 1st December 2016. The new group – which will be branded “LEADER West Cork” – will manage the allocation of just over € 5 million in LEADER funding across West Cork for …