LEADER Local Action Group

LEADER Local Action Group (LAG)

Monaghan LAG for LEADER is an initiative of Monaghan Local and Community Development Committee (LCDC) in partnership with Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd as implementing partner and Monaghan County Council.

Monaghan Integrated Development

Monaghan Integrated Development (MID) is the Local Development Company for county Monaghan.  As an area based partnership, MID are responsible for delivering a range of Community and Rural Development Programmes on behalf of Government.

Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)

Monaghan LCDC is the Local Action Group and is the decision maker in respect of delivery of LEADER RDP 2014-2020 in County Monaghan. The LCDC has primary responsibility for co-ordinating, planning and overseeing local community development funding.

Monaghan County Council

Monaghan County Council is the Financial Partner of the Monaghan Local Action Group.

What is the LEADER Programme?

The LEADER programme is funded under Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020, which is supported under the “The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas” and by the Department of Rural and Community Development.  The aim of the programme is to develop and strengthen rural communities across Ireland and improve the overall quality of life for those living in them.  The acronym 'LEADER' derives from the French words "Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économique Rurale" which means, 'Links between the rural economy and development actions'.

LEADER will provide funding of €250 million to enterprises and community groups throughout rural Ireland for projects that are selected by Local Action Groups (LAGs).  LAGs consisting of local representatives from both the public and private sector.  The LEADER allocation for county Monaghan is 7.6 million for the duration of the programme and Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) have overall responsibility for the delivery of the Monaghan LEADER programme.  Monaghan Integrated Development GLC are the Implementing Partner and first point of contact for information and enquires about the programme, and Monaghan County Council are the Financial Partner.

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