What could LEADER fund?  

LEADER includes a number of themes that reflect the key challenges facing rural Ireland today, with regard to economic recovery, employment creation, tackling social exclusion and reducing the impact of global warming and resource depletion.

Theme 1: Economic Developement, Enterprise Development & Job Creation

Theme 2: Social Inclusion

Theme 3: Rural Environment 

Each theme contains a number of sub-themes, which are considered the key areas in need of the greatest support and have the greatest potential to promote the sustainable development of rural communities.  

Click on a LEADER Theme below to see a brief overview of each sub-theme and some examples of potential projects.