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2020 CLÁR Measure 1 & 2 Scheme

CLÁR Measure 3A Scheme - Meals on Wheels and Linked Services

CLÁR Measure 3B Scheme mobility and cancer care transport

2020 ORIS Scheme Outline for all Schemes

2020 TV Scheme Outline Main Scheme

2020 TV Scheme Outline Accelerated Measure COVID 19

Expression of Interest for Rural funding revised June 2020


Expressions of Interest (Re-opened)

Westmeath County Council would like to invite community groups to complete Expression of Interest forms in order to develop projects under the CLÁR Programme, Town & Village Renewal Scheme and the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme. Each scheme has been tailored this year to support projects that can aid the economic and social recovery of our communities in response to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an EOI is already submitted this year the Applicant should satisfy themselves regarding the replaced, changed and new measures in the 2020 schemes.



Leader is an EU funded programme aimed at improving the quality of life in rural areas and diversifying the rural economy. It supports the delivery of local development actions in rural communities and has formed part of EU funding supports since 1991. For the new LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will be the Local Action Group with Westmeath Community Development Ltd as the lead Implementation Partner. A budget of €7.4m is available for Westmeath under this new Programme.


For further information regarding the LEADER Programme, Please contact Westmeath Community Development Ltd


A copy of the Local Development Strategy can be obtained by clicking on the attached link Local Development Strategy (5,866kB)

The National Rural Network April 2016 Newsletter can be obtained by clicking on the attached link National Rural Network (1,153kB)