€1.4m in LEADER funding supports for businesses and groups in Roscommon

During 2021, Roscommon Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) in partnership with Roscommon LEADER Partnership (RLP) awarded LEADER grant-aid of more than €730,000 to 12 businesses in the county to help them to grow and diversify.

  In addition to this, a further €670,000 was awarded to 19 community and voluntary groups to refurbish community buildings, develop outdoor spaces, deliver training locally and implement biodiversity projects.

  The diverse range of successful businesses supported includes tourism enterprises, creative industries and specialised engineering services from across the county. In summary, this grant-aid is supporting the creation of new jobs in the county as well as sustaining existing jobs in these businesses.

  LEADER funding continues to enable communities to realise local priorities – identified by the local community – and RLP supported 19 groups to access funding in 2021.

  Roscommon LCDC in partnership with RLP has responsibility for the delivery of LEADER funding in the county under the remit of the Department of Rural and Community Development.

  Through LEADER, Roscommon LCDC focuses on supporting community-led local development, including diversification of the rural economy, the creation of employment opportunities, increased social inclusion and poverty reduction in the county.

  If you would like to apply for LEADER funding or require more information, please contact: Amanda (086 046 0046), Claire (086 609 4262) or Denise (086 771 6574).