€820,000 approved for Donegal projects under LEADER fund

first_imgFifteen local projects have successfully secured a share of €820,000 approved for Donegal under the LEADER Programme. Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has this week approved funding for projects ranging from self-catering accommodation, supporting small SME’s, village development initiatives, water quality improvement, supporting family resource services and development of new tourism facilities.Donegal LCDC is supported by Donegal County Council and is tasked with the delivery of the LEADER Rural Development Programme in Donegal under the Local Action Group or LAG. The LEADER Programme runs from 2014 to 2020 and aims to improve the quality of life in rural areas encouraging diversification of economic activity in rural areas with almost €13m allocated to Donegal under this Programme.In Donegal the programme focuses on a number of key areas including Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation, Social Inclusion and Rural Environment.Cllr Martin McDermott, Chairperson of Donegal LCDC praised the work of the LCDC and its implementing partners in supporting a diverse range of strategic projects in the county saying: “I am delighted to see this level of funding being allocated to a range for strategic projects across the county.Cllr McDermott continued: “These projects will have an important role to play in creating jobs, promoting economic development while at the same time meeting the needs of the people living in various parts of the county and I am encouraging local community groups and small business owners to come forward with ideas and proposals for funding under the programme by contacting their local implementing body.” This funding programme is administered by four implementing partners in Donegal including Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), Inishowen Development Partnership, Údarás na Gaeltachta  and Comhar na nOileán and the final decisions on project funding rests with the Donegal LCDC Local Action Group supported by Donegal County Council.€820,000 approved for Donegal projects under LEADER fund was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img