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Befriending Monaghan:
Are you over 65 and spending a lot of time on your own?  Would you like someone to visit you once per week in your home?  Befriending Monaghan is a free and confidential service.  Our befriending volunteers are Garda vetted, reference checked and trained.
Call 087 0656793 or for more information, click here
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Helping Hands:
Are you over 65 or do you have a disability?  Do you need help with small household jobs?  Helping Hands are here to make life a little easier.  Helping Hands is a free confidential service and our volunteers are Garda vetted and reference checked.
Call 087 0656793 or for more information, click here

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Jobs Club Monaghan

The next Jobs Club will be held in the Local Employment Service Office, North Road, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan commencing on Monday 10th February - Wednesday 19th February 2020 over 7 mornings from 09.30am-12.30pm.

Jobs Club includes:

  • Job Searching
  • Exploring further training opportunities
  • CV Preparation
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock Interview

To find out more please contact Teresa on 042-9748090 or email to

Jobs Club is free of charge and will not affect your benefits.

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 LEADER Time Bound Calls for 

Community ICT Equipment


Basic Service Infrastructure

The LEADER Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 for County Monaghan is in its final year and we have two time-limited calls currently open for funding. One call is in relation to funding for Community ICT Equipment and the other call in relation to Basic Service Infrastructure. Details of the Time Bound Calls are outlined below;

Details of Funding Call:

Total Budget

Closing date for submission of ‘Expression of Interest’

Broadband Community ICT Equipment

1.1  Support for targeted new/upgrading of existing community based ICT Training Facilities.


  20th February 2020

Basic Services Call

1.1  Support for the provision and upgrading of community and recreational facilities. It is expected that approx. 5 projects could

be funded. Typical projects envisaged include small scale capital projects that are ready to commence and the purchase of equipment.


  20th February 2020


If you have a project idea which you think might be viable, contact a member of our LEADER staff at Monaghan Integrated Development on 042 9749500 and upon receipt of an ‘Expression of Interest’ form, eligible applicants will be invited to the application stage and will be allocated up to 3 months to return completed application forms.

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LEADER is in its final year for funding allocation under the current programme. After a successful year in 2019, we have now committed funding to 62 LEADER projects, with over €3.6 million now allocated to community and enterprises projects throughout County Monaghan. Just over €2 million remains to be allocated to projects ranging from enterprise development and rural tourism, to projects that support rural youth, biodiversity, renewable energy and rural businesses/farm diversification. Individuals and voluntary groups are eligible to apply for funding, with typical rates of grant aid at 75% for community projects and 50% for private applicants (businesses/farmers/individuals).
Below are some projects who successfully accessed LEADER funding and put their plans into action under the current programme
Brehan Brew
Applicant: Brehon Brewhouse Ltd
LEADER Grant Amount: €79,157 (50% of cost)

Brehon Brewhouse Ltd availed of funding to grow their business through the purchase of a bottling plant and kegging line. This has allowed them to achieve critical mass in terms of their production capacity.
CMX Lace
Applicant: Carrickmacross Lace Co-operative Society
LEADER Grant Amount: €15,607 (50% of cost)
This group received funding support to assist with the fit out of the Carrickmacross Lace Gallery. The improved facilities will create greater awareness of this unique traditional handcraft.
 DDown Syndrome
Applicant: The Down Syndrome Centre NE
LEADER Grant Amount: €14,700 (75% of cost)

The Down Syndrome Centre North East received
funding to fit out the reception, family room and multi-purpose room at their Centre in Carrickmacross. This
has assisted the group in providing services,
information and support to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.
 Clontibret Astro Turf 
Applicant: Clontibret Development Association
LEADER Grant Amount: €119,588 (75% of cost)

This local group developed an all-weather
community astro-turf pitch with floodlighting to
enable all ages and ability levels in the Clontibret area and its hinterland to be involved in outdoor activities that will support their wellbeing and inclusion.
North east Quad
Applicant: North East Quad Sport Ltd
LEADER Grant Amount: €66,990 (50% of cost)

North East Quad Sport availed of funding to upgrade elements of their activity centre through the purchase
of new equipment (for use by children and adults).
The business also received support for enhanced marketing activities to promote their Centre to a
wider audience.
 Cassandra Hand Folk Meusum
Applicant: Clones Community Forum Ltd
LEADER Grant Amount: €9,332.73 (75% of cost)

Clones Community Forum were funded to establish
a folk museum in the Cassandra Hand Centre in Clones. The museum tells the story of the Famine
in the Clones area through the use of models, film, information panels and the opportunity to dress up
in period costume
Dundalk Salmon Anglers 
Applicant: Dundalk Salmon Anglers Association
LEADER Grant Amount: €3,877 (90% of cost)

With grant assistance from both Monaghan and Louth LEADER, these fishermen conducted an advisory
survey of parts of the River Fane and a feeder stream
of Lough Muckno which would highlight any issues of concern, e.g. causes of pollution, advice on ecological improvements, habitat enhancement and promotion of biodiversity.
 Applicant: Drumlin Trails Bike Hire
LEADER Grant Amount: €13,168.93 (50% of cost)

Drumlin Trails Bike Hire availed of funding to purchase 10 new electric bikes and related safety equipment to offer a bike hire and local bike tours business in the Emyvale / Glaslough area.
Time is running out, so if you have a project idea which you think might be viable, contact a member of our LEADER staff at Monaghan Integrated Development on 042 9749500. They will be delighted to discuss your project idea with you and to advise if it is eligible for funding under the LEADER Local Development Strategy for the County Monaghan. Alternatively, you can download and complete an Expression of Interest form and e-mail it to us at
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