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Business Funding

Rural Business Funding including Green Energy Funding

Funding available for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures for Businesses

Call TitleMaximum Grant RateTotal Budget AvailableMaximum grant amount per applicationMinimum grant amount per applicationDeadline Date for Applications
Business FundingUp to 75%€204,493€60,000€5,000Open Call until such time as the funding has been allocated
Green Energy for BusinessUp to 75%€150,000€25,000€5,000Open Call until such time as the funding has been allocated

This funding includes capital supports for existing rural businesses seeking to reach new markets, expand, innovate or diversify in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is also funding available for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Measures, which assist businesses to reduce their cost base or exploit new market opportunities. Examples of projects could include but are not limited to;

  • Installation of Solar PV system
  • Installation of Rainwater harvesting systems
  • Technologies that deliver sustainable energy alternatives, for example, biomass heating, etc.

*Please note not all businesses will be eligible for funding as LEADER cannot fund mainstream businesses including conventional retail operations, childcare, healthcare, nursing homes. It is best to check with us if you are unsure about whether your business is eligible for funding.

How to Apply?
Complete the Expression of Interest here. The submission of an Expression of Interest Form is the first step in applying for LEADER Funding. It is your opportunity for your proposed project to be presented to the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) who will determine if your project is eligible for funding and if you can advance to the next stage of the Application Process. Please ensure that you read the details set out above.

Once you submit your fully complete Expression of Interest Form Leitrim Development Company will contact you to outline if your proposed project is eligible for funding or not and if you can proceed to full Application.


Some Sample Projects

Design & Manufacture of Small Scale Wind Turbines

Design & Manufacture of Small Scale Wind Turbines

Promoter:

LEADER Training Funding

-Glencar Teashed Energy Projects

-Glencar Teashed Energy Projects

Promoter:

Jonathan Hay & Helen Siberry Hay

Support Provided:

LEADER Rural Environmental Renewable Energy Funding

Grant Awarded:

€5,550.00

Percentage:

50%

-The Old Rectory Solar PV System

-The Old Rectory Solar PV System

Promoter:

Julie Callaghan and Patrick Curran

Support Provided:

LEADER Rural Environmental Renewable Energy Funding

Grant Awarded:

€5,497.50

Percentage:

50%

-McMorrow Energy

-McMorrow Energy

Promoter:

McMorrow Harvesting Limited

Support Provided:

LEADER Rural Environmental Renewable Energy Funding

Grant Awarded:

€200,000.00

Percentage:

50%

-Biomass Supply Chain Upgrade

-Biomass Supply Chain Upgrade

Promoter:

McCauley Wood Fuels Limited

Support Provided:

LEADER Rural Environmental Renewable Energy Funding

Grant Awarded:

€74,834.23

Percentage:

50%

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Sub Offices

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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

This project is supported by EU Recovery Instrument Funding under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2022

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