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Call for LEADER funding applications

Call 1: Rural Tourism sub-theme of LEADER

Expressions of Interest and Project Applications are currently being sought from applicants located within the SECAD LEADER zone of South Cork under the

Rural Tourism sub-theme of LEADER.

SECAD will support projects which focus on the development of:

New and existing Tourism Attractions and Facilities

Priority will be given to Rural / Agri / Eco-tourism projects

Projects must have the potential to make the area more attractive for local, national and foreign visitors, have a clear added-benefit to the local tourism industry and economy and have the potential to increase visitor numbers to the area.

SECAD expect projects that will seek a grant range of €30,000-€100,000.

N.B. The following will not be considered under this call:

Tourism Accommodation

Marketing and Promotion

 

Applicants for capital projects must provide proof of ownership/satisfactory lease of land/buildings and have full planning permission or a planning exemption at the time of application.

Further details, including Zone Maps, Expression of Interest forms, and any information on future calls can be found on www.leadersouthcork.com.

N.B. Expressions of Interest and Applications for this call will be accepted on an ongoing basis, until such time as the budget is allocated.

 

Contact SECAD on 021-461 3432 or info@secad.ie.


Call 2: Enterprise Development sub-theme of LEADER.

Expressions of Interest and Project Applications are currently being sought from applicants located within the SECAD LEADER zone of South Cork, under the

Enterprise Development sub-theme of LEADER.

SECAD will support projects requiring Capital Investment in Enterprise Space e.g. hot desks / co-working space / incubation space etc.

Priority will be given to:

  • Projects which are community or business network led
  • Projects that focus on the development / renovation of rural infrastructure in order to encourage start-ups / business expansion
  • Projects which promote cluster development of small enterprise through shared facilities and services
  • Projects which show clear potential for rural employment opportunities

SECAD expect projects that will seek a grant range of €50,000-€200,000.

Applicants for capital projects must provide proof of ownership/satisfactory lease of land/buildings and have full planning permission or a planning exemption at the time of application.

Further details, including Zone Maps, Expression of Interest forms, and any information on future calls can be found on www.leadersouthcork.com.

N.B. Expressions of Interest and Applications for this call will be accepted on an ongoing basis until such time as the budget is allocated.

 

Contact SECAD on 021-461 3432 or info@secad.ie.


Download the Expression of Interest form.