First Four LEADER Contracts Signed

James Fleming accepting the new LEADER contract on behalf of St Johnston Presbyterian Hall committee. Also included is Padraic Fingleton, Frank Kelly and Aisling Mc Gee (DLDC).
Val O’ Kelly and the Bundoran Community Development Group about to sign acceptance of their new LEADER contract for €100K towards enhancement works to their new Community Centre in Bundoran. Also included is members of the committee and Frank Kelly and Laura Martin (DLDC)
Gillian Graham, Lifford Association Tourism Commerce Heritage, accepting the Letter of Offer from LEADER for €118K towards refurbishment works to the Old Court House in Lifford. Also included is Padraic Fingleton, Aisling Mc Gee and Frank Kelly.
Mary Crossan from the St Johnston Carrigans Resource Group who were recently awarded a grant from LEADER for IT upgrade to their centre in St Johnston. Also included, is Padraic Fingleton, Frank Kelly and Sinead Mc Laughlin (DLDC)


Do you have a Tourism / Business idea, a project you think could benefit you, your family or your farm? 

Has your committee a project that can benefit your local community?  .if so, then LEADER is now Open and inviting Proposals!

 LEADER is all about local people coming up with ideas that help to economically sustain and improve the quality of life in their local areas. The programme is open to both Community and Private promoters who wish to seek support to enable them develop their project.


The LEADER Programme includes 3 main themes and 9 sub-themes as outlined below.  These sub-themes are considered to be the key areas in need of the greatest support and have the greatest potential to promote the sustainable development of rural communities.

Applications for projects that fit under LEADER are now being accepted under all the above themes on a ‘first come, first served basis’ and are not subject to any application deadlines.

For further information and to discuss your project in detail, please contact a LEADER Project Officer in Letterkenny (0749127056 or Donegal Town (0749723368).