LEADER can accept applications from constituted community groups, social enterprises, micro or small businesses, voluntary organisations or public sector bodies with a project idea that will benefit the rural community.
In addition to the types of group already detailed, individuals with public support or demand for their project, and whose proposals implement the local strategy can also apply in some cases. These projects will be community driven and will benefit a wide section of the community rather than just the individual concerned.
Eligible applicants must be:
- properly constituted organisations and social enterprises
- private individuals where sponsored by public bodies, clubs and societies
- business partnerships and capital companies
- public agencies
- collaborations between groups and individuals listed above in an appropriately legally constituted form selected LEADER Local Action Groups for administration costs and possible umbrella projects