Ring announces over €45,000 in LEADER funding for four Mayo community projects

Minister Michael Ring

Minister Michael Ring

Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, today announced €45,856.43 in funding through the LEADER Programme to support four community initiatives in Mayo.

The following projects in Mayo have been allocated funding:

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Speaking in relation to the projects, Minister Ring, whose Department oversees the LEADER Programme, said: “This is fantastic news for the communities where these excellent projects are based.

“LEADER is vitally important for rural communities in Mayo. I have now announced over €5.5 million in funding for 145 LEADER funded projects in Mayo.

“We have seen a significant expansion of activity over the last two years since I introduced a range of measures to make the programme work better for both potential applicants and for the LEADER Local Action Groups which deliver the programme on the ground.

“I want to see this momentum continue over the coming months and the funding for the approved projects drawn down as quickly as possible. LEADER funding represents an enormous opportunity for rural businesses and communities that are in need of investment and it’s great to see the programme continuing to grow and make a difference for rural Ireland over the coming years.”

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