Leader Program 2014 – 2020
The Leader Program was officially launched on 8th July by the Minister of Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht. Nationally, this will have a budget of €200 million of which €10 million has been allocated to Co. Tipperary. This is a welcome development for any start-up Company or Enterprise as the grant aid will help business people with the seed capital which will leverage the bank or personal funding and will allow for greater enterprise development, e.g. as our Hotel and Catering sector is going through a growth phase, it is an ideal time to upgrade or make fresh investment. All sectors are free to apply and are assured of a prompt response.
Before making an application for funding promoters of potential projects should submit an “expression of interest form” to the South Tipperary Development company. These will be reviewed and the initial indication of the suitability of the project should be forthcoming.