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Enterprise Funding

A Dynamic and Diversified Rural Economy

The aim is to support a dynamic and diversified rural economy in County Leitrim. This includes the development and enhancement of micro enterprises and the SME sector in the county. Supports focus on a range of sectors including but not limited to food, creative and renewable energy industries. Innovation will be key to the development of the enterprise sector. Assistance will also focus on sustaining, expanding and diversifying existing and emerging social enterprises.

Support is available for capital investment in businesses including buildings, equipment, new technologies, investment in work space and energy saving measures. Farm diversification projects using the assets of the farm for non agricultural purposes by farmers and farm family members will be considered. Capital and other supports to assist social enterprises to develop and diversify their services and facilities are important. Collaborative marketing and coordinated marketing initiatives which add value to businesses will be funded. Funding is available for training programmes and developmental activities to support various groups of entrepreneurs including farmers, farm families, women in business and start-ups. Training will also focus on ICT and Broadband Services.

Projects must contribute to sustaining and creating employment opportunities in the county.

The following Calls for Enterprise Expressions of Interest are now open;

Objective Call for Expressions of InterestExpected OutcomesExpected Job CreationTotal Budget for this CallActivation DateDeadline Date
Development of EnterprisesCapital & Asset Investment for Businesses8 Existing Businesses
2 New Businesses
12 New Job Created
4 New Seasonal/Part Time
20 Full Time Jobs Sustained
10 Seasonal/Part Time Jobs Sustained
€150,000Currently Closed
Development of EnterprisesFarm Diversification Businesses 5 Farm Businesses

4 Full Time Equivalents
4 Existing Jobs Sustained
€150,000Currently OpenOngoing to 2019
Social EnterprisesSocial/Community Enterprises10 Social/Community Enterprises2 Full Time Equivalents
15 Existing Jobs Sustained
€250,000Currently OpenOngoing to 2019
Collaborative Business MarketingCollective Marketing & Collaboration for Businesses9 Businesses (7 Existing and 2 New Businesses)
Based on Number of New Jobs & Existing Jobs Sustained€20,000Currently OpenOngoing to 2019
Enterprise SupportsEnterprise Training & Development50 Existing Businesses
10 New Businesses
75 Jobs Sustained€80,000Currently OpenOngoing to 2019
ICT & BroadbandTraining, Development & Awareness Raising on the Benefits of ICT10 Training Programmes
14 Groups Engaged
200 People Engaged
N/A€40,000Currently OpenOngoing to 2019

How to Apply for Enterprise Funding?

The submission of an Expression of Interest Form is the first step in applying for LEADER Funding. It is your opportunity to present your proposed project to the Local Community Development Committee 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 Information Booklet in full which gives an overview of the LEADER Programme in County Leitrim. It will also give you information on who can apply, the types of projects which are eligible for funding and the rates of funding available.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

LEADER Information Booklet & Expression of Interest Form


Some Sample Projects

The Food Hub Drumshanbo

The Food Hub Drumshanbo

Promoter:

Drumshanbo Community Council T/A The Food Hub

Support Provided:

LEADER Business Funding

Grant Awarded:

€53,887.50

Percentage:

75%

The Organic Centre

The Organic Centre

Promoter:

The Organic Centre

Support Provided:

LEADER Social Enterprise Funding

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

Promoter:

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

Support Provided:

LEADER Business Funding

Grant Awarded:

€140,682.20

Percentage:

75%

Expansion of Security Business- Lock Up Alarms Mobile Unit

Expansion of Security Business- Lock Up Alarms Mobile Unit

Promoter:

Lock Up Alarms Ltd.

Support Provided:

LEADER Business Funding

Grant Awarded:

€26,480.28

Percentage:

50%

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Drumshanbo
Co. Leitrim

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Co. Leitrim

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Co. Leitrim

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