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LEADER Programme 2014-2020 Call for Funding

Galway Rural Development - Monday, December 11, 2017

Galway Rural Development: LEADER Programme 2014-2020 Call for Funding

Galway Rural Development (GRD) in conjunction with implementing partner Comhar na nÓileán is inviting expressions of interest for funding for the following areas;

Application Process:

Further Information including call criteria and forms are available from GRD - 091-844335 or  or you can download information here:

 Creation and Expansion of Rural Tourism Enterprises – Innovative Tourism Accommodation Products

Provision of environmental and cultural awareness, development of the countryside and built heritage

Completed Expressions of Interest and supporting documentation should be submitted to GRD by post or by hand to Galway Rural Development, Mellow Campus, Athenry, Co Galway  (Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm) or by email to

 All submissions should be clearly marked LEADER - Tourism Targeted Call 2017’ or “LEADER – Heritage Targeted Call 2017”

Canvassing will disqualify 

Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.