THE LEADER PROGRAMME IN COUNTY WATERFORD
LEADER (Liaison Entre Actions pour le Development d’lEconomie Rurale) is an EU funded Rural Development Programme to support activities and improve the quality of life in rural areas. LEADER has made a significant contribution to the development of rural areas throughout Europe since 1991, by providing supports to community groups and innovative small businesses.
Waterford Leader Partnership has successfully supported communities and small rural businesses throughout County Waterford since the first programme began in 1991, delivering a range of services from advice, training, mentoring and support in developing a business or community plan, to the allocation of capital funding.
The most recent Rural Development/LEADER Programme 2007-2013 is now closed to new applications. We are not accepting new applications for funding at this time. However, our dedicated team of Project Officers would be delighted to speak with you about your proposed project and advise you in relation to eligibility for grant aid through the next LEADER programme.