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

071 9141138

Training and Information

LEADER Training Programme

  Marketing your Rural Business How to Grow your Rural Business/Idea Training for Rural Business and Communities
Creative Marketing for Rural Businesses Social
Media for Tourism Operators
Media Matters
Struggling Rural Business
Rural SME Mentoring Programme
Rural Women in Business Training
Public Procurement Training
Heritage Training Programme
Community Reporters Training

Training and Information

To equip rural dwellers and communities with the appropriate range of skills and training to derive maximum social and economic benefit from the initiatives available under the RDP.

Eligible activities may include:-
  • Provision of general/specialised training courses and development of appropriate training facilities linked to the increased use of know-how and new technologies.
  • Provision of flexible learning opportunities in new technology.
  • Development of training facilities in rural areas (fixed/mobile).
  • Facilitation of distant learning through the use of new technologies.
  • Provision of relevant training courses to those wishing to add value to local products, in particular by facilitating access to markets for small producers.
  • Developing the capacity of rural dwellers to use Information Communication Technology (ICT) including internet and broadband to access e-services.

Rates of Aid Available

  Community Projects Private Enterprise Projects    
 Type of Project  Rate  Maximum Grant Rate  Maximum Grant
Capital  75%  €150,000 75% €150,000
 Training 100%   €150,000 75% €150,000
 Analysis & Development 90%   €30,000 75% €30,000

In exceptional circumstances, subject to prior approval grant aid up to €200,000 and €500,000 may be awarded to certain projects.