LEADER Food Initiative Call

LEADER Food Initiative Call

Up to €15 million of LEADER funding has been announced nationally under the ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ to support new and existing artisan/small food and beverage producers and is intended to make a vital contribution to the development of local food businesses.  Funding is available for capital investment, analysis and development, or training.  The types of projects that are eligible for funding include the renovation and extension of production facilities and the purchase of processing equipment, as well as marketing development, competitiveness and innovation.  Please note that suitable projects will be selected on a first come/first served basis.

For further information on this funding, including opening and closing dates, click here to visit the Department of Rural & Community Development website. 

Expressions of interest and applications for this call are now being accepted.

If you would like to discuss the call and find out more about the LEADER application process, please contact the LEADER team at Monaghan Integrated Development CLG on 042 9749500 or email .  If you would like to meet with a LEADER Development Officer, we are running information clinics at a number of our offices across County Monaghan (see below) and we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your project idea.

  • Tuesday 15th May 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon in Clones (McCurtain Street, Clones)
  • Thursday 17th May 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon in Carrickmacross (Farney Workhouse, Carrickmacross)
  • Thursday 17th May 2018 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm in Monaghan (5 North Road, Monaghan)