Business Morning



Leader Funding Opportunities Seminar Wednesday 8 March County Hall Swords

As part of Local Enterprise Week, Dublin Rural LEADER in association with Clann Credo: a provider of Community Loan Finance are hosting a free seminar ‘LEADER Funding Opportunities including: Clann Credo Community Loans, Grant Aid and Finance’ on Wednesday 8th March from 6pm-9pm at Fingal County Hall, Main Street Swords.

The seminar is aimed at community and voluntary groups; charities; social enterprises; start-ups; medium-sized businesses and amateur sports clubs who are interested in finding out more about LEADER funding. Attendees will receive information about the new LEADER programme, including information on business grant aid levels, matching funding supports.

This event will also feature details of the newly launched €25 million Clann Credo LEADER Community Fund and updates on the Dublin Rural LEADER Programme. There will be practical tips on how to access these funds as well a number of short demonstration case studies.

Dr Pat O’Connor, Chair of the Dublin Rural Local Action Group (LAG), stated that “this event will provide attendees with a working knowledge and practical demonstration of how LEADER funding can help support businesses; communities and the rural environment thrive”.

Clann Credo is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year and has loaned total of €82 million to almost 800 projects, transforming lives and communities and helping to create and sustain thousands of jobs. Clann Credo helps communities access Community Loan Finance because they believe that finance should not be one of the obstacles voluntary groups face.