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 CLG 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 and the Transitional LEADER Programme 2021-2022 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), 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 provides funding to enterprises and community groups throughout rural Ireland for projects that are selected by Local Action Groups (LAGs). LAGs consist of local representatives from both the public and private sector. Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) has 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 enquiries about the programme and Monaghan County Council are the Financial Partner.

For further information on LEADER in the EU & Ireland, see: