Our Programmes:


We fund diverse projects across a range of organisations in rural Dublin


A work placement scheme for the unemployed in North County Fingal communities


A programme established by Age Action to carry out minor repairs for older and vulnerable people free of charge


Provide income support for farmers and fisherpersons and to provide certain services of benefit to rural communities.


A programme aimed at bringing people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health conditions closer to the labour market

Key VALUES that underpin this work are:

    • Inclusiveness
    • Dedication to empowerment
    • Respect, dignity
    • Achievement & results, dedication
    • Care, compassion, confidentiality
    • Transparency, integrity

Recent Programme Case Studies

People & Associations We’ve Helped

“The project was completed successfully, and the committee are delighted with the final result”

Balbriggan Cancer Support Group, Social Inclusion

“We will be eternally grateful for the grant which has enabled us to improve our facilities within Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre. The LEADER team have been so helpful and pleasant to deal with throughout this process for which I am so thankful”

“Harris Turf Improvements are very grateful for the offer of funding from the LEADER Programme 2014-2020. We have received very good feedback from all our clients on the purchase of the new machines.”

“I wanted to provide a higher standard of dog boarding kennels that what was on offer locally plus further afield. I quickly realised that to do it properly and on the scale that I wanted, I would need outside help. I approached Dublin Rural LEADER and they listened to my ideas. They invited me to submit an Expression of Interest, which was approved. Dublin Rural LEADER were very helpful in guiding me through the process. I submitted a detailed business plan and filled out all the forms to apply for the grant. When my grant application was approved, I was delighted. It meant I could plan and make a start on my project. Being accepted for LEADER funding meant that I could proceed with my plans on a grander scale than if I did not have funding. My experience with Dublin Rural LEADER is a positive one. I received excellent guidance and I am really pleased with my completed project. This has given me a viable business to work in and an opportunity to grow it as a family business. Thank you to all Dublin Rural LEADER staff.”

“Since the project has been completed, we are noticing great interest, which we are delighted about”

“Lusk Athletic Club would like to thank the Dublin Rural LEADER for the help, guidance and financial support in assisting us purchase our wonderful high jump and sports hall equipment.”

Lusk Athletic Club, Social Inclusion

“We are very pleased with the outcome, and Naul Community Council are very grateful for the offer of funding from the LEADER Programme 2014 -2020”

“The report has given us great understanding of the various products in the market and the information will be valuable to us going forward. We are happy with the outcome of the project. “

“The project would not have been possible without the financial support provided by Fingal LEADER Partnership and its dedicated staff.”

“Owning the sound system and lighting equipment has eliminated the cost of hiring and allow us to channel those savings into hosting more events annually. The addition of the tent has made the outdoor events less weather dependent meaning larger attendance. On behalf of the audience and the artists that we serve we would like to express our gratitude to LEADER for their invaluable support for this project.”

Our Partners