LEADER Programme Update – September 2020

As of the end of August, there are almost 3,500 projects, including projects from the LEADER Food Initiative, approved for LEADER funding from the current programme (2014-2020). These projects have a total value of over €135m. This is an increase of almost 400...

New Campaign Celebrates the Impact of LEADER Programme

The National Rural Network (NRN) today launched a national campaign to celebrate the success of the LEADER programme in Ireland. Since its inception in 1991, the European Union  programme has provided grants to rural Ireland to direct economic and...

Latest NRN LEADER Newsletter Published – August 2020

The National Rural Network have recently published the fifth edition of our LEADER newsletter focusing on issues relating to the LEADER 2014-2020 Programme. The LEADER programme is a multi-annual programme for community-led rural development, which is co-funded by the...

Irish NRN: LEADER Programme Promotion Week 2020 Recap

#LEADERPromotionWeek The NRN ran a ‘LEADER Programme Promotion Week’ on our social media channels from the 29th of June to the 5th of July 2020. This pioneering initiative provided rural communities and entrepreneurs with an in-depth insight into the LEADER Programme...