Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 Print

The Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 - 2020 is now open for applications.

This process now involves two steps as follows:
  • Step One - Expression of Interest

All applicants must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) for each project. Expressions of Interest are available to download here, (leagan Gaeilge le fáil anseo). To view and complete the forms you must have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader installed on your PC. You can download a version suitable for your system, free of charge, from Adobe here.  Alternatively, you can contact our offices to request a copy:

Newport: South West Mayo Development Company, Georges Street, Newport, Co. Mayo. Tel: 098 41950  Email:

Balla: South West Mayo Development Company, Main Street, Balla, Co. Mayo. Tel: 094 936 6692  Email:

  • Step Two - LEADER Grant Application

If your Expression of Interest is eligible in principle, you will be invited to make an application for LEADER funding.

If you have a LEADER project in mind, we strongly encourage you to contact us to have an informal chat about your project idea. This is not a prerequisite to submitting an Expression of Interest. However, it gives you the opportunity to tell us about your project, and us a chance to explain the details of the LEADER programme.

For more details on the LEADER programme in County Mayo, please download our Guide to LEADER in Mayo booklet here (leagan Gaeilge le fáil anseo).


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