€390,000 in LEADER funding approved for 6 local projects in County Leitrim – Feighan
Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the recent approval of €390,000 in LEADER funding for 6 local projects in Leitrim. These projects received approval between the 5th and 11th September.
“I am delighted that these valuable projects have been given this funding in this latest round of approvals. This follows on from the recent approval of €475,648 in LEADER funding for 18 local projects in the county.
“This latest funding announcement for these local developments by my colleague Michael Ring, Minister for Rural and Community Development, is more welcome news for Leitrim. These grant allocations are continuing to support jobs and investment across the county.
“The two largest beneficiaries are the ZENOZ company based at The Hive in Carrick-on-Shannon which received €156,184 to purchase two machines to assist in the set-up of a manufacturing facility to compliment its design and innovation business; and the SLNCR Rail to Multi Use Trail Working Group which has been allocated €150,000 to develop pedestrian and cycling facilities from Manorhamilton town to the new Sports Centre at Boggaun in Manorhamilton.
“The LEADER programme funds projects under a diverse range of themes that include enterprise development, rural tourism, social inclusion, renewable energy and the environment
“LEADER funding represents an enormous opportunity for rural businesses and communities that are in need of investment and I want to see the programme continuing to grow and make a difference for Rural Ireland over the coming years.”
Contact: Senator Feighan, (086) 8331234