Ballyhoura Development CLG, who is one of three implementing partners for Leader North Cork has opened its Expressions of Interest (EOI) call for Leader Funding.
Ballyhoura Development CLG covers the areas of Liscarroll, Churchtown & Dromina in the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal District Area of Cork County Council. There are four separate calls under from Ballyhoura Development CLG:
- Call 1; Environmentally Sustainable Communities – Theme of Rural Environment – Budget €65,303 – Open Call
- Call 2; Technical Feasibility Studies – Themes of Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation, Social Inclusion & Rural Environment – Budget €40,000 – Open Call
- Call 3; Community Service & Facilities – Themes of Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation, Social Inclusion & Rural Environment – Budget €152,373 – Closed Call (Deadline for EOI is 27th February 2017)
- Call 4; Community Economic Infrastructure & Services – Themes of Economic Development, Enterprise Development & Job Creation & Rural Environment – Budget €217,095 – Closed Call (Deadline for EOI is 27th February 2017).
Full details on all Calls for EOI and detailed information of Themes and Sub Themes are available on http://leadernorthcork.com/index.php/ballyhoura-expression-interest/
Please contact the Development Officer in Ballyhoura Development CLG on 063 91300 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Background Information on the operation of Leader Funding 2014-2020:
The North Cork Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), a committee of Cork County Council is the new LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) for North Cork and the programme officially commenced on the 1st December 2016. The new group – branded “LEADER North Cork” – is managing the allocation of €5.1 million in LEADER funding across North Cork for the period 2016-2020.
In addition Cork County Council is providing a supplementary Community Development Initiative Fund of just under €1.3m to support the programme which brings the total funding available to communities in North Cork to just under € 6.4 million.
The programme is being rolled out by a consortium of the North Cork LAG and the three incumbent local development companies operating in the North Cork Council division namely; Avondhu-Blackwater Partnership CLG, Ballyhoura Development CLG and IRD Duhallow CLG.
The LEADER Programme supports local and community projects across a diverse range of themes including; Rural tourism, enterprise development, rural towns, access to broadband, basic services targeted at hard-to-reach communities, rural youth, protection and sustainable use of water resources, protection and improvement of local biodiversity, and development of renewable energy.
More detailed information is available at http://leadernorthcork.com/
The programme is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Members of the newly formed North Cork LAG include;
Cllr. Gerard Murphy (Chair) – Cork County Council
Cllr. Bernard Moynihan (Vice Chair) – Cork County Council
Cllr. John Paul O’Shea – Cork County Council
Cllr. Noel McCarthy – Cork County Council
Mr. James Fogarty – Divisional Manager, North, Cork County Council
Mr. Kevin Curran – North Cork Local Enterprise Office
Ms. Marie O’Flynn – Department of Social Protection
Ms. Geraldine Canning – Cork ETB
Mr. Pádraig Casey – Ballyhoura Development Group CLG
Ms. Maura Walsh – IRD Duhallow CLG
Mr. Sean Hegarty – Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG
Mr. Michael Doyle – Environment (National Pillar)
Mr. Julian O’Keefe – IFA
Mr. Declan O’Leary – Youth Pillar (Foróige)
Mr. Sean Kelly – Cork County PPN
Ms. Brid Coakley – Cork County PPN
Ms. Margaret Fenton – Housing (Respond!)