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€552,000 in LEADER funding for 21 projects in Leitrim

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€552,000 in LEADER funding for 21 projects in Leitrim

LEADER funding announced.

Senator Frank Feighan has said has said that more than €552,000 in total LEADER funding for 21 local projects is supporting jobs and investment in County Leitrim.

“This funding announcement for a variety of local projects by Minister Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, is welcome news. These grant allocations are supporting jobs and investment across the county.

“There has been a significant expansion of activity over the last 12 months since the Minister introduced a range of measures to make the programme work better for both potential applicants and for the LEADER Local Action Groups which deliver the programme on the ground.

“The LEADER programme funds projects under a diverse range of themes that include enterprise development, rural tourism, social inclusion and the environment.  LEADER is a key component of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

“LEADER funding represents an enormous opportunity for rural businesses and communities that are in need of investment and I want to see the programme continuing to grow and make a difference for rural Ireland over the coming years.”

The full list is:

24/7 Family Carers Research Project North Leitrim - Promoter: 24/7 Family Carers North Leitrim €8,878.53

Ardvarney Country Lodge - Promoter: Ardvarney Country Lodge Ltd €24,749.50

Atlantic Way Ireland - Promoter: Eir Incognita Ltd €5,000.30

Ballinamore Agriculture Show Society - Marquee for Events - Promoter: Ballinamore Agricultural Show Society €7,379.25

Banc Rua Self Catering Tourist Accommodation - Promoter: Michael Joseph Ellis €126,495.75

Biomass Supply Chain Upgrade - Promoter: McCauley Wood Fuels Limited €74,834.23

Bóthar na Naomh Sport, Recreation, Heritage and Nature Park, Cloone - Promoter: Cloone Tidy Towns Committee €46,346.76

Business Development with Digital Xray Facility - Promoter: Ashwood Veterinary Centre Ltd €8,750.00

Caz-Cards Business Development - Promoter: Caz-Cards €12,980.00

Drumkeeran Holiday Homes - Promoter: Mary McCormick €111,208.50

Drumshanbo Lights/Promotion/Brochure - Promoter: Drumstrand Community Partnership Co CLG €4,478.73

Electric Bike Trails Mobile Service - Promoter: Electric Bike Trails Ltd €9,147.51

Famine Memorial Garden - Promoter: Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group €6,945.75

Fishtracker - Promoter: David Price €5,087.39

Kiltyclogher Festivals - Promoter: Kiltyclogher Community Council €4,310.01

Leitrim Design House Flagship Further Development Project - Promoter: The Leitrim Design House €6,830.75

Leitrim Glens Sportive Cycling Routes - Promoter: Leitrim Glens Cycling Club €3,553.32

Marketing Training and Mentoring for Leitrim Tourism Network - Promoter: Leitrim Network Ltd. €8,317.00

Refurbishment of Existing Dwelling House and Associated Services - Promoter: Paraic Kiernan €64,897.55

Way to Go Adventures Bike Trailer - Promoter: Stephen Thomas Wrynn €1,375.00

Wild Atlantic Salmon Feasibility, Evaluation & Concept Development - Promoter: Leitrim Development Company €10,704.69

Total: €552,270.52