The LEADER Programme is an EU & Irish Government grant aid programme which supports rural communities to become better places to live and work. The next LEADER programme will commence towards the end of 2023 and run until 2027.  Wexford has been allocated just over €7.3m for the benefit of communities and businesses across the county.  To help Wexford Local Development (WLD) identify the types of projects this funding should be allocated to, we invite you to give us your views on the needs and priorities for the county.

Click here for further information: LEADER 2023-27 Factsheet

About LEADER Funding:

LEADER can fund businesses & communities to develop:

  • Niche start-up & expanding business and social enterprises
  • Community facilities & activities
  • Projects which support climate action


LEADER can fund the following types of projects:

  • Construction / refurbishment works
  • Equipment
  • Marketing
  • A&D / feasibility studies
  • Training (non accredited) 

What can I do?

Tell us where LEADER funding is needed in County Wexford from 2023-27:     

Fill in a survey       Attend a consultation meeting

Send us your community’s development plan       Send us a written submission

Fill in our survey by 4pm on 12th May: 

Surveys are now closed to responses.  

Attend a consultation meeting:

Our five district consultation meetings are now complete, thank you to all who took the time to attend and share your thoughts on what is needed in our county.  If you were unable to attend any of the district meetings, we will be holding an additional online public consultation meeting, the date will be published here in the coming weeks. 

Send us your community plan by 4pm on 12th May:

We are now closed to submissions of community plans.  

Send us a written submission by 4pm on 12th May:

We are now closed to written submissions.

Subscribe to receive LEADER updates

If you subscribe to receive updates our LEADER team 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 in Wexford which is visible to WLD staff.

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Meet the LEADER team: 

Tom Bermingham,
LEADER Coordinator.
T: 085 8239314

Eileen Dake,
LEADER Project Officer. 
T: 087 6225993.

Mary Dunphy,
LEADER Project Officer. 
T: 086 6029795.

Aoife Cullen,
LEADER Claims & Compliance Admin.
Tel: 087 1177348.