Apply For Cavan Leader Programme Funding
Expression of Interest for LEADER funding (07/05/2021);
Cavan Local Action Group (LAG) has been allocated an additional Transitional Programme budget of €1,307,396.00 for projects in the county.
At the Cavan LAG monthly meeting on Thursday, 29th April, 2021 a decision was made that from this date all Expression of Interest (EOI) forms for LEADER funding submitted to Cavan County Local Development (CCLD) will be logged and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Eligibility of each EOI will be assessed and if eligible under the Local Development Strategy/LEADER and Transitional Programme aims/priorities, they will then progress to the application stage.
The submission of a fully completed Expression of Interest Form and Data Declaration Form is the first step in applying for LEADER Funding, it will then be reviewed to determine if your project is eligible for funding and if you can advance to the next stage of the Application Process.
Please read County Cavan LEADER Local Development Strategy 2016 Extract which provides project ideas that may be eligible for funding and the 'Transitional LEADER Programme' which summarises this programmes aims/priorities.
These documents may also be of assistance when completing your expression of interest form.
Cavan LEADER Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020
Cavan Local Development Strategy (LDS): main themes and sub-themes
Theme 1: Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation
Local rural tourism
Development of outdoor and indoor recreation and leisure tourism. Heritage site preservation/renovation and events with a tourism/cultural/heritage focus. Specialised tourism initiatives. Development of new and existing angling facilities. Tourism accommodation (excluding renovation of existing or derelict buildings exclusively for B&Bs and Self-Catering - Targeted call). Tourism training.
Enterprise and entrepreneurs
Support for start up or existing enterprise.
Enterprise Space for Business Development.
Training initiatives for enterprise.
Sustainable renewal of rural towns
Enhancement and sustainable renewal of towns.
Training needs for communities specific to rural towns.
Development support for recreational facilities and purchase of equipment.
Development & promotion of unique social events, festivals & activities in rural towns.
Access to ICT and high speed connectivity for rural areas
Support for access to reliable and high speed broadband and training programmes in ICT.
Theme 2: Social Inclusion
Basic services to meet community needs
Construction & upgrading of new and existing sporting & recreational facilities by community-based organisations (excluding general use community facilities - Targeted call).
Training initiatives for hard to reach communities, transport, access and rural services.
Community youth sports & recreation facilities (excluding the purchase of new equipment - Targeted call).
Youth specific training and youth development initiatives.
Theme 3: Rural Environment
Local water sources
Rainwater harvesting, water source protection and training in water resource conservation and protection.
Biodiversity projects, protection and enhancement of natural habitats and biodiversity training projects.
Renewable energy projects, training in energy awareness and alternative energy methods.
If you have a project idea which you think may be eligible for LEADER funding, contact:
Cavan County Local Development, Unit 6A Corlurgan Business Park, Ballinagh Road, Cavan H12DP86, Email: LEADER@ccld.ie phone 049 433 1029 (extension 3), or download a Leader Expression of Interest Form.
NOTE: Maximum levels of funding: 50% for Private Projects and 75% for Community Projects.
Potential projects covered by the targeted call process as indicated above are not eligible at this time.