What is LEADER?

LEADER promotes sustainable development in Europe’s rural areas addressing economic, social and environmental concerns. LEADER was designed to aid the development of sustainable rural communities following the reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Cavan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has responsibility for the delivery of LEADER 2014-2020 throughout the county.  The key implementation partner is Breffni Integrated CLG. During the period of the programme, LEADER funding will be invested in qualifying innovative community and private enterprise projects in County Cavan.

Decisions on LEADER funding are made at a local level by a Local Action Group (LAG), through the framework of a Local Development Strategy (LDS). A LAG is made up of people from the local community as well as from the local public and private sector. The LDS is a plan that is developed by rural communities to support sustainable development of their sub-regional area.

€8,522,285.84 has been allocated to County Cavan for LEADER 2014-2020.

Cavan LDS Vision, Objectives and Strategic Actions

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LEADER is a French acronym (Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l’Économie Rurale), which roughly translates as ‘Liaison among Actors in Rural Economic Development.’

Cavan LEADER lag is an initiative of County Cavan Local and Community Development Committee (LCDC) in partnership with Breffni Integrated CLG and Cavan County Council, funded through Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and governed by the Department of Rural and Community Development inline with the EU Programme Operating Rules.

For further information, contact:

Breffni Integrated CLG
Unit 6A Corlurgan Business Park, Corlurgan, Ballinagh Road, Cavan, H12 DP86
Telephone No.: +353 49 4331029 (Option 3)
Email: leader@breffniint.ie 

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Main Office:

  • Unit 6A, Corlurgan Business Park, Ballinagh Road, Cavan, County Cavan. Tel: 049 4331029 Email: info@breffniint.ie

Sub Offices:

  • House No. 1, Realtog Centre, Upper Main Street, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan. Tel: 049 4336070
  • Unit 5, Blacklion Enterprise Centre, Belcoo Road, Blacklion, Co. Cavan Tel: 071 9853321
  • Beckscourt Centre, Beckscourt View, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Tel 042 969 4825