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Call for LEADER funding applications

Call 1:  Basic Services for Hard to Reach Communities

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 www.leaderwestcork.com

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 info@secad.ie


Call 2: Rural Tourism sub-theme of LEADER

Expressions of Interest and Project Applications are currently being sought from applicants located within the Zone 3 LEADER area of West Cork, under the

Rural Tourism sub-theme of LEADER.

SECAD will support projects which focus on the development of;

New and existing Tourism Attractions and Facilities.

Priority will be given to Agri Tourism and Food Tourism projects

Projects must have the potential to make the area more attractive for local, national and foreign visitors, have a clear added-benefit to the local tourism industry and economy and have the potential to increase visitor numbers to the area. Applicants for capital projects must provide proof of ownership/satisfactory lease of land/buildings and have full planning permission or a planning exemption at the time of application.
 

SECAD expect projects that will seek a grant range of €30,000-€80,000.

N.B. The following will not be considered under this call:

Tourism Accommodation

Marketing and Promotion

Further details, including Zone Maps, Expression of Interest forms, and any information on future calls can be found on www.leaderwestcork.com.

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 021-461 3432 or info@secad.ie.


Download the Expression of Interest form here.