The LEADER Programme in the Ballyhoura Development area has the potential to support local and community projects across a diverse range of themes including; rural tourism, enterprise development, rural towns, access to broadband, basic services targeted at hard-to-reach communities, rural youth, protection and sustainable use of water resources, protection and improvement of local biodiversity, and development of renewable energy.   

Currently, there are three Funding Calls open and applicants with project ideas are invited to submit a LEADER Expression of Interest form.  All Expressions of Interest received will be be assessed, and if the project idea is eligible for funding and in line with the LEADER funding criteria, you will be invited to submit a full application.  

Apply for LEADER Funding

  • Call 1 – Economic Development, Enterprise & Job Creation (rolling call)  
  • Call 2 – Social Inclusion (rolling call)  
  • Call 3 – Rural Environment (rolling call)  

To discuss your project idea or proposal, or to find out how you, your community, or your business could benefit from opportunities available through LEADER by contacting your local development officer.