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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Projects can really benefit from LEADER funding

Projects in Louth are to benefit from the launch of the Local Development Strategy, in which €6.1 million has been made available under the new LEADER programme. The launch took place in Blackrock Community Centre with members of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), Local Authorities and Louth Leader Partnership in attendance.

Chairman of the LCDC, Councillor Colm Markey expressed his delight that the new LEADER programme in County Louth was now open. He thanked all who worked to develop the strategy and in particular the members of the LCDC for their direction and focus.

In the same week as the launch of the Action Plan for Rural Development, Cllr Markey highlighted the importance of rural development in a stable economy.

He said: "As in the past LEADER programmes, there is potential for a number of excellent projects that will benefit from this funding, which will be available until 2020.''

Chairman of Louth Leader Partnership Company, Frank O'Brien outlined all the good work that had been previously delivered in County Louth through LEADER.

The Programme opens on 1st February 2017 and anyone interested in discussing potential projects should contact Louth Leader Partnership Ardee office on 041-6857375.

Drogheda Independent

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