County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company Ltd.
Supporting Enterprise and Community of County Sligo

071 9141138

RDP - Rural Development Programme

LEADER 2014 - 2020

Sligo LEADER Partnership, as the implementing partner for the new LEADER RDP programme on behalf of the Local Community Development Committee. Sligo has a LEADER RDP budget of €7.655 million to be allocated over the period 2014-2020.

THe Programme is set out over three main themes:

1. Rural Economic Development / Enterprise Development and Job Creation
2. Social inclusion through building community capacity, training and animation
3. Rural Environment


Each theme is divided into sub-themes, or areas where you feel your project/idea/enterprise may fit best:

Economic Development:

Rural tourism


Rural towns



Social Inclusion:

Basic services targetted at hard to reach communities

Rural Youth


Rural Environment:

Protection and sustainable use of water resources

Protection and Improvement of local biodiversity

Development of Renewable energy


Projects can attract a maximum rate of aid of 50% (Private/Individual/SMEs) or 75% (Community Groups for non-economic activity).


There is a two-step application process. Firstly interested parties should submit and Expression of Interest form. EoIs which are deemed eligible under the Programme Rules will be invited to full application stage.


If you have an idea, and wish to submit an Expression of Interest or discuss your idea further, please contact a member of our Rural Development Programme Team: Chris Gonley, June Murphy, Shona Heffernan on 071 9141138


Expressions of Interest are now being accepted. 

Download the Expression of Interest pack by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button below.

Contact: Shona
Phone: 071-9141138