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About The Cavan LEADER 2023 - 2027 Programme

The 2023 - 2027 LEADER programme is open (1/05/2024) and a series of planned public information events have commenced. 

LEADER promotes sustainable development in Europe’s rural areas addressing economic, social and environmental concerns. LEADER was designed to aid the development of sustainable rural communities following the reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Cavan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has responsibility for the delivery of LEADER 2023-2027 throughout the county.  The key implementation partner is Cavan County Local Development (CCLD). During the period of the programme, LEADER invested in qualifying innovative community and private enterprise projects in County Cavan.

Cavan LDS Vision, Objectives & Strategic Actions

To develop sustainable rural communities throughout County Cavan, through the provision of a programme that will enhance the social, natural, human, physical and financial resources available to individuals and communities and thereby make Cavan 2027 a place that we can be proud of, a place where people can have a good quality of life; a better place to live, work and to enjoy. (Cavan LEADER Local Action Group - 2023-2027 Local Development Strategy. page 81)

Rates of Grant Aid

  • Rates of aid for commercial/private sector type projects is up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost of the project to a maximum of €200,000.00.

  • Rates of aid for community type projects is up to a maximum of 75% of the total cost of the project to a maximum of €200,000.00

  • Analysis and Development rates of aid are up to 75% of the total cost of the project for Private/SME applicants and 90% of the total cost for Community to a maximum of €30,000.00 in both cases.

  • Minimum amount of aid available for each project is €5,000.00.

  • Rates of aid for Training for private and community projects is up to 100% to a maximum of €200,000.00.​

If you have a project idea or proposal, see further information on the Cavan LEADER application process on our 'Apply For LEADER funding' page.

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