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Targeted Call For Funding Advance Notice. September 2021

The following online information workshop will be held in advance of opening the next official call for Expression of Interests (EoI) for funding under the new Transitional LEADER Programme 2021-2022

Participation in our online information sessions is compulsory if you intend to apply for funding.

Tues 7th September Teams Online session 10 am – 11 am

Funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development.

Please register your interest in this targeted funding call by 12 pm on Friday 3rd September to be invited to the online information session by emailing us at or

NB: Please register your interest in this targeted call for funding by emailing or, before 12 pm on Friday 3rd September 2021. If you wish others in your organisation to attend online provide emails addresses in the body of your email. Max of two per organisation.

Following participation in our online workshop, Waterford Leader Partnership CLG, on behalf of County Waterford LCDC, will seek Expressions of Interest (EOIs)

Opening date for EOIs is  11 am on Tuesday 7th September to 12 pm on Friday 10th September
Successful & unsuccessful EOI’s will be advised by 5 pm on Friday 10t

Successful applicants must be available to participate in an online workshop on completing the funding application on Tuesday 14th September 10 am – 11 am.

All Calls for applications open at 11 am on Tuesday 14th September however there are two deadlines for submission of applications dependent on whether planning permission is required.  If planning is not required, the closing date for applications is Friday 5th November at 12 pm.

Please note that if planning permission is required, the closing date for applications is longer to facilitate this process with a deadline of Friday 19th November at 12 pm
Invitation to the application stage does not mean that you will be awarded grant aid as it is a competitive process.

(Please note that the minimum grant amount is €5,000 and the maximum is €200,000)

Funding may be awarded under all themes and sub-themes to a maximum of 75% of the total project cost for private promoters subject to participation in an energy baseline study (with WLP or LEO) and up to 75% for community group applicants.
Consideration of the rate of aid offered will be done on a project-by-project basis.
An Irish version of this Call will be available on our website

Call themes & budgets are as follows:
Total Budget under transitional LEAdER Programme €480,000.
Plus European Union Recovery Instrument (EURI) funding of €500,000.

Download the official notice here:

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