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Rural Tourism: Built Heritage Conservation Plans – LEADER funding call
The LEADER Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 for County Monaghan is open and we are announcing details of the time-limited call for built heritage projects under the Rural Tourism sub-theme.

Monaghan LEADER call for Rural Tourism strategic action 4.1 is designed to encourage owners of protected structures to consider the conservation of their buildings as a tourism product/service. This call will provide support for preparation of feasibility studies, business plans and plans for protected structures to adhere to conservation guidelines. The total budget available is €48,000. Funding up to a maximum rate of 75% is available for applicant groups.

If you have an old building which has the potential to be developed as a tourism attraction or service, this funding opportunity could help you develop your plans to avail of further capital LEADER funds. We are interested in hearing your ideas. Contact us today to organise an appointment for us to meet you to discuss your heritage project ideas and to find out more about how LEADER can help you.
This LEADER time-limited call is open from 8 May and will close on the 16 June 2017.  Interested groups or private individuals are invited to submit an ‘Expression of Interest’ form which outlines their project proposal, which is used to check if the project is eligible to progress to the full application stage. Expression of Interest Forms are available to download Here and Expression of Interest Guidance Notes are available to download Here.

Upon receipt of a fully completed ‘expression of interest’ form, eligible applicants will be invited to the application stage and will be allocated up to six months to return completed application forms. 

Further information about Monaghan LEADER and the LEADER application process are available here. If you have any queries, contact the Monaghan Integrated Development office on 042 9749500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) is administering the LEADER RDP 2014-2020 in County Monaghan for the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The County Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is operating as the LAG for the County. Monaghan Integrated Development the Local Development Company for County Monaghan is the implementing partner and Monaghan County Council is the lead financial partner. 
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