LEADER programmes Renewable Energy Sector applications close 16th of November

Applications for ‘expression of interest’ in the Renewable Energy Sector of the LEADER programme are open until the end of October.

Applications for the programme itself end on the 16th of November

Under the LEADER programme 2014 – 2020, €250m has been allocated nationally for the development of rural areas.

So far under the scheme, 184 groups or businesses in the North West have availed of almost €6.5m in funding.

Development Officer with the Leitrim Development Company, James Duffy says community groups can avail of upto 75% in funding while businesses can get upto 50%.