Roscommon LEADER

Minister Ring to launch 2014-2020 Roscommon LEADER programme

Roscommon LEADER

Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, will officially launch the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme at 7pm on Thursday, 10th November, in Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea.

Under the Programme, funding of €250 million will be provided nationally with Roscommon successful in securing €8.8 million to support and facilitate the continued development of rural communities all over the county

LEADER 2014- 2020 will be delivered through three main areas –

 Theme 1:  Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation.
Sub-themes: Rural Tourism, Enterprise Development, Rural Town and Broadband.
Theme 2: Social Inclusion
Sub-themes: Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities and Rural Youth.
Theme 3: Rural Environment
Sub-themes: Protection and sustainable use of water resources, Protection and improvement of local bio-diversity and Development of renewable energy.

Members of the Roscommon Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) who have responsibility for all decisions on the programme will be in attendance as will representatives from Roscommon County Council who is the Financial Partner. Roscommon LEADER Partnership Company (Implementing Partner) staff will also be in attendance to provide information and answer your questions. 

LEADER is a funding initiative open to all! From community and voluntary groups to private individuals and small to medium enterprises, LEADER can offer grant aid and support to projects aiming to promote the quality of life and economic opportunities for Roscommon dwellers within the framework of the approved Local Development Strategy (LEADER Plan).

For more information, please contact Roscommon LEADER Partnership on (090) 663 0252 or check out the website at