Over €900,000 has been allocated to Kerry under the LEADER programme.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys confirmed details of the final allocation. Deputy Government Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin is welcoming the Kerry allocation, saying it’ll help support locally-led projects, develop amenities and support jobs in rural areas.
LEADER is part of the Rural Development Programme, which operates a locally-led approach to meeting the needs of communities and businesses. This national allocation of €20 million is part of the €70 million fund announced in April.
€929,000 has been allocated to Kerry, which will help develop projects in areas such as enterprise development, climate change and the green, bio and circular economy. It will also fund projects relating to broadband and the digital economy, with a focus on skills development and remote working.
The department is writing to each local action group to provide guidelines for the funding and the process around utilising any allocations. All projects must be completed before the end of 2023.