The new LEADER programme will bring funding of €10.1m into Co Tipperary, up to 2020.
The Rural Development Programme, with national funding of €200m, will focus on funding enterprise and tourism, community and social inclusion, and environmental projects.
It will be rolled out in Co Tipperary by the Tipperary Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), a sub-committee of Tipperary County Council. The programme will be delivered at local level by South Tipperary Development Company (STDC) and North Tipperary LEADER Partnership (NTLP).
STDC will cover the geographic areas of the Borough District of Clonmel, the Municipal Districts of Tipperary/Cashel and Carrick-on-Suir.
NTLP will cover the geographic area of the Municipal Districts of Thurles/Templemore and Nenagh.
The budget for the programme is significantly less than the previous programme and there are some changes.
For example, the programme will be delivered through a mixture of “targeted calls” and rolling (continuous) applications.
Before making an application for funding, promoters of potential projects must submit an “Expression of Interest” form to either STDC or NTLP.
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