New LEADER Programme

Local Development Strategy approved for County Louth

Louth Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in partnership with Louth Leader Partnership as the implementing partner and Louth County Council as Financial partner for the new LEADER programme in the county are delighted to announce that our LEADER Local Development Strategy has been recently approved by Government.

The new LEADER programme for County Louth will bring much needed funding into the county for the development of enterprise and tourism, community and social inclusion and environmental projects with an indicative funding allocation of €6.1m.

It just remains for the LEADER programme to be launched nationally and contracts to be signed by the partners with the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD in September. The new LEADER programme will be formally launched shortly and calls for expressions of interest will issue soon thereafter.

All the partners involved are looking forward to seeing the continued positive impact of LEADER on the rural communities of County Louth.

Further information on the LEADER programme will issue shortly on

Further information can also be found by contacting the LEADER Team on 041 685 7374 or emailing