LEADER Application Process

Applying for LEADER funding is a two step process.

Step 1: Expression of Interest Form (EOI)

The Expression of Interest (EOI) form is the first step in seeking funding support through LEADER RDP 2014-2022. This EOI must be completed to confirm the eligibility of your Project Proposal in accordance with the LEADER Operating Rules of LEADER RDP 2014-2022 and to check that your proposal complies with the Monaghan Local Development Strategy. Include as much information as you can on this EOI to provide us with a clear as possible picture of what your proposed project entails.

Please complete this form in full, all fields are mandatory. The submission of this EOI form does NOT constitute an application for funding.

The EOI can be filled out online here

Alternatively, you can download and print off the EOI from in word format here.
You can return it to LEADER, Monaghan Integrated Development CLG, Unit 9, Drumillard Business Park, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, A75 HR59.
Or scan and email back to  

A Development Officer from Monaghan Integrated Development will contact you when your EOI has been reviewed. If and when your proposal is confirmed as eligible, you will receive a full LEADER Application Form and guidance notes.


Step 2: LEADER Application Form

If your proposed project is deemed eligible, you will receive your LEADER Application Pack and an invitation to attend a Pre-Application Workshop that will provide you with assistance and guidance on completing the application form.   Fully completed application forms with all supporting documentation will be assessed by an Independent Evaluation Committee who will make a recommendation, and a final decision regarding funding will then be made by Monaghan Local Action Group.  LEADER Development Staff will be available to answer any queries on  or telephone 042-9749500.


Downloadable Application Documents

A copy of the LEADER full application form is available directly from your assigned Development Officer.   A copy of the LEADER Application Form Guidance Notes is available by clicking here,

Below is a list of reference documents for applicants in the process of completing the full application form.  Your assigned Development Officer can provide guidance on which documents below (if any) are required for your particular project.    

•   FTS6 Tender and Schedule for Works

•   Instructions to Tenderers

•   Short Public Works Contract

•   Works Declaration LEADER (WDL)