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 LEADER?
LEADER stands for "Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l'Économie Rurale" which translates as "Links between the rural economy and development actions".

LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020
LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 is supported under the “The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas” and by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and the Gaeltacht Affairs.

LEADER 2020 is a key component of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It will provide funding of €250 million to enterprises and community groups throughout rural Ireland for projects that are selected by Local Action Groups consisting of local representatives from both the public and private sector.

For Further information on LEADER in EU & Ireland, see;
http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/rural-development-2014-2020/index_en.htm
http://www.ahrrga.gov.ie
https://www.pobal.ie/FundingProgrammes/LEADER/Pages/LEADER.aspx