Latest Community Call

WLD are delighted to announce the first targeted call for community groups under the 23-27 LEADER Programme, for outdoor social & recreation facilities and biodiversity projects – all details regarding this call are available here

Information on LEADER Funding for Communities

Community funding under the 23-27 LEADER Programme is available to formalised community groups.  Examples of the type of groups that can avail of LEADER funding include:

  • Village development associations
  • Committees running the local community building and/or community facilities
  • Walking trail or blueway trails committees
  • Clubs who are completing projects for use by the whole/wider community outside of sports

Check out our guide to see if your group is ready to apply for LEADER funding: Are we ready to apply to LEADER

Funding is available for:

  • Construction works including extensions, refurbs and fit outs (up to 75% grant aid)
  • Purchase of equipment and machinery (up to 75% grant aid)
  • Development of marketing materials (up to 75% grant aid)
  • Analysis & development e.g. feasibility studies (up to 90% grant aid)

Please note – any project activity undertaken or started prior to application or the date of the signed acceptance of the contract, will not be eligible for LEADER funding.

The 23-27 LEADER Programme in Wexford will open funding calls for projects at different times across the lifetime of the programme.  To receive notifications of these funding calls please subscribe to receive LEADER updates below, and by following WLD on Facebook and Instagram:

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The draft timetable for these funding calls is (note – this is subject to change):

Applications will be accepted for the following areas at any point in the programme:
(Please contact a LEADER Project Officer to discuss any potential project you may have from this list) 

  • Climate or Biodiversity Action Plans: Applications of funding to engage an expert to produce climate and/or biodiversity action plans for your community will be accepted at any time during the programme. 
  • Social Enterprises: with an objective of creating & sustaining jobs. 
  • Sustainable Communities: projects which enable communities to live more sustainable lives e.g. community websites, bespoke training, transport sharing initiatives.