Raharney United AFC awarded €200k in Leader Funding
I was delighted to join Cllr John Shaw for the official opening of Raharney United AFC. Great facilities which would not have been possible without the incredible hard working committee supported by Westmeath Community Development LEADER program and local support.
Westmeath Community Development shared “Congratulations to all in Raharney United AFC who are a very hardworking group of people who made their dream a reality. They were a pleasure to work with on their project, which was part funded by LEADER under the Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020.“
LEADER is a community led approach to local development funded through Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It supports locally identified initiatives that seek to address locally identified needs and challenges. It is delivered in each region by a Local Action Group (LAG). In County Westmeath this is Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (WLCDC) in partnership with Westmeath County Council (WCC) as the Financial Partner and Westmeath Community Development (WCD) as the Implementing Partner. WCD provides direct support to potential applicants seeking funds under the LEADER Programme.
LEADER 2014-2020 covers the geographically area of County of Westmeath, funding of €7,384,205 will cover a number of themes outlined in the Westmeath Local Development Strategy for the duration of the programme. The Programme includes a number of themes and sub themes that reflect the overarching needs of rural Ireland.