The ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ is a ring-fenced funding stream within the LEADER programme to support new and existing artisan/small food and beverage enterprises and producers. 

Ballyhoura Development invites and encourages local applicants to take up this excellent funding opportunity whereby eligible applicants may avail of grants of up to €200,000.  

The first step in the process is to submit a short Expression of Interest form with your project idea.

North Cork EOI Form    Limerick EOI Form

There is no set deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest but, following a full application approval, funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  

If you would like to discuss the LEADER Food Initiative, to find out if your project would be eligible for funding under this funding stream, or to find out more about the LEADER application process, please contact your local Development Officer.

For more information on the LEADER programme, click here

The LEADER Food Initiative remains open. Further funding calls are expected across 2021.