Wexford Local Development (WLD) are delighted to confirm the commencement of the 2023-2027 LEADER Programme.  Grants are available to support community groups and businesses with the purchasing of equipment, construction works, bespoke training and completion of feasibility studies. 

Find details of supports and how to access the programme at the links below:

The best way to get updates from our LEADER team is to subscribe below and we will email you news and information on funding calls for the LEADER programme, as and when they happen.  We will hold your contact details on a database which is visible to WLD staff only (this is a low traffic subscription service; emails will only be issued for LEADER Programme ‘calls to action’).

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More about the LEADER Programme: LEADER has operated in Wexford since 1991, awarding over €35m in grants to 1340 business and community projects throughout the county.  It is an EU grant aid programme with additional funding from the Irish Exchequer.  Wexford Local Development is contracted to deliver the programme by the Department of Rural & Community Development.  As part of this contract, WLD has consulted communities and businesses to develop priority areas for funding.  These areas are defined in Wexford’s LEADER Local Development Strategy (LDS).

Wexford LEADER Local Development Strategy: A summary of project types and budgets available in the 2023-2027 LEADER programme is available here: Wexford LEADER 23-27 Budget Summary 

Meet the team:

Tom Bermingham
LEADER Coordinator
T: 085 8239314
Eileen Dake
LEADER Project Officer
M: 087 6225993
Mary Dunphy
LEADER Project Officer
M: 086 6029795
Marion McDonald
LEADER Claims & Compliance Officer
M: 087 1177348
The LEADER Programme in Wexford is Co-funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development / Arna chomhchistiú ag an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail (www.gov.ie/drcd) and Co-funded by the European Union.  LEADER is financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) https://agriculture.ec.europa.eu/common-agricultural-policy/rural-development_en