Increase LEADER Funding
The LEADER programme supports small rural business, providing supports across a wide range of areas such as childcare, rural recreation and youth development. These programmes form a central part of the fabric of rural communities across Ireland providing core services that would otherwise be unavailable to these areas.
Under this government, LEADER has seen a massive cut of over 40% with Louth having a €6 million cut in funding. Fianna Fáil is fully committed to restoring LEADER funding for this vital rural development facility in government.
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