Roscommon LEADER

Roscommon LEADER invite Expressions of Interest for €250,000 Rural Tourism fund

Roscommon LEADER

Roscommon LEADER is inviting private individuals and community/voluntary organisations to submit an Expression of Interest for funding under the Rural Tourism Sub Theme of the 2014-2020 LEADER Programme.

Roscommon LEADER has a variety of funding initiatives 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).

A fund of €250,000 has been allocated and projects of all sizes, from new and existing tourism businesses are encouraged to apply. The minimum level of funding available for an individual project is €5,000 and the maximum is €200,000. The Maximum Rates of Aid for private promoters is 50% and 75% for community promoters.

All Expressions of Interest received for the Rural Tourism Sub Theme will be assessed for Eligibility in Principle (i.e. eligibility under the LEADER Programme 2014-2020 Operating Rules and compatibility with the County Roscommon Local Development Strategy). Applicants whose EOIs are deemed Eligible in Principle will be invited to submit a full application for funding. Application packs, including guidance notes, will be issued and assistance with the application process will be provided.

Project applications will be evaluated based on the submission of a fully completed application form and all necessary supporting documentation. Applications will be assessed by an independent committee using the attached score sheet. A minimum score of 65% is required for approval. The final decision on grant aid will be made by the Local Action Group, Roscommon LCDC.


Expression of Interest forms are available from the Roscommon LEADER Partnership website, by emailing [email protected] or phoning 090 663 0252. Funding is available for capital projects only under this call; marketing will not be funded.

The closing date for receipt of Expressions of Interests, along with relevant supporting documentation, is 4.30pm on Monday, 16th January 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Completed Expressions of Interest and supporting documentation, should be submitted to Roscommon LEADER Partnership by post or by hand to Roscommon West Business Park, Golf Links Road, Roscommon Town, F42 TD98

The Office opening hours are: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm to 5pm or submissions can be emailed to [email protected].

All submissions should be clearly marked ‘LEADER – Tourism Targeted Call 2017’.