Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

LEADER 2023 – 2027

The LEADER Programme is an EU & Irish Government grant aid programme which supports rural communities to become better places to live and work. The aim of the LEADER Programme 2023-2027 as identified in the draft CAP Strategic Plan is to continue to support a community led local development (CLLD) approach to rural development by animating and funding initiatives that emerge at a local level to address local challenges and needs

Waterford Leader Partnership (WLP) CLG will deliver the Local Development Strategy (LDS) 2023 -2027 for Co Waterford.

If you would like to get in touch to discuss potential projects please contact:-

Ms Claire Connors (Project Officer) on +353(58)51505 / +353(87)2311062

Ms Christine Rossi ( CEO & Project Officer)  on +353(58)54646

The new programme will focus on the following themes:-

                                     2023-2027 LEADER Themes

Theme 1: Economic Development and Job Creation

Theme 2: Rural Infrastructure and Social Inclusion

Theme 3: Sustainable Development of the Rural Environment and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Below is a table of the key themes and sub-themes and while LEADER actions do not address all Themes and Sub-Themes specifically, a more focused approach has been adopted to ensure the best use of limited resources and non-duplication of supports across other service providers.   Areas of focus are in bold below.

Theme 1: Economic Development and Job Creation  

Theme 2: Rural Infrastructure and Social Inclusion

 

Theme 3: Sustainable Development of the Rural Environment and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Sub Theme 1a

The Green Economy

Sub Theme 2a

Rural Infrastructure

Sub Theme 3a

Sustainable Development of the Rural Environment

Sub Theme 1b

Agricultural Diversification

Sub Theme 2b

Accessible Services

Sub Theme 3b

Climate Change Capacity Building

Sub Theme 1c

Rural Tourism and Recreation

Sub Theme 2c

Optimising Digital Connectivity

Sub Theme 3c

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Sub Theme 1d

Enterprise Development

Sub Theme 2d

Rural Youth

Sub Theme 1e

Rural Food Production

Sub Theme 1f

Social, Community and Cooperative Enterprise

 
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Current Targeted Call pdf 897 KB 46
LEADER 2023-2027 Operating Rules pdf 3.25 MB 25
Project Scoring Criteria pdf 105 KB 24
LEADER 2023-2027 Heritage Project Rules pdf 1.01 MB 17
Appeals Process pdf 135 KB 10
Appeals Template Form vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document 32 KB 23

Corporate Governance

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