Call for Tourism Projects under the LEADER Programme 2023-2027

The new LEADER Programme for 2023-2027 is now OPEN in County Monaghan. We are announcing details of a time-limited call for tourism projects under the Economic Development and Job Creation theme – Rural Tourism and Recreation Sub Theme. We are looking for Expressions of Interest from projects that ‘develop eco-tourism and niche based tourism products and rebuild the accommodation base’.

The types of projects that can be funded includes eco-tourism and niche based tourism products and tourism accommodation. In general LEADER can fund up to 75% of project costs to a maximum of €200,000. In relation to the accommodation projects, the LAG has agreed to fund cluster type accommodation (glamping, shepherds huts, camping and caravan etc.) at a rate of 75% to a maximum of €120,000 and non-cluster type accommodation (self-catering etc.) at 75% of cost to a maximum of €70,000. A budget of €450,000 is allocated for this call.

Expressions of Interest will be accepted from Tuesday the 25th June 2024 and must be received by Friday the 19th July 2024. Your completed Expression of Interest Form should outline your project proposal and an idea of cost, and will be used to check if the project is eligible to progress to full application stage.

To coincide with the opening of the Time Limited Call, we are hosting an information event on:
  • Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 7:30pm at Monaghan Integrated Development, Unit 9 Drumillard Business Park, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 HR59.
This event will give an overview of the types of project that may be eligible under this call, the rates and levels of funding, budget available, and information on the Expression of Interest, application and selection process. There will also be an opportunity to talk to Development staff to discuss your project idea after the presentation. (Please note that B&B accommodation that is part of private residential accommodation is ineligible under the new programme.)

For an Expression of Interest form - Click Here.
Further information about the LEADER programme is available in the Programmes section above. If you have any queries, contact Monaghan Integrated Development at 042 974 9500 or email