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Rural Development Programme


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)