What We Do

Fingal LEADER Partnership

The mission of Fingal LEADER Partnership is to promote local development and social inclusion across County Fingal north of the N2, and in the rest of Rural Dublin.

Achieving this includes supporting individuals and groups to develop skills, resources, and opportunities that help to create equal and inclusive communities. We also work to strengthen the rural economy and promote the preservation of unique landscapes and culture.

We particularly emphasise community-led approaches and encourage people to work collectively to address their needs. We promote co-ordination between communities and statutory agencies, and facilitate network building, community consultation, and the sharing of information.


Fingal LEADER Partnership currently run a number of programmes promoting social inclusion, providing supports for enterprise development and employment creation, providing education opportunities reducing climate change and assisting community groups to find local solutions to local problems. The Rural Development Programme, in the entire rural area of county Dublin, Jobs Club in Swords and the Care & Repair and the TÚS programme in North County Fingal.

Implementation partners for the LEADER 2014-2020 programme
A work placement scheme with 240 placements in situ in communities in the north of county Fingal
The Swords Job Club providing individual supports, a drop in service and workshops to job seekers in the Swords catchment area.
A programme established by Age Action to carry out minor repairs for older and vulnerable people free of charge

Key VALUES that underpin this work are:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Dedication to Empowerment
  • Quality service
  • Equality, diversity
  • Care, compassion, confidentiality
  • Transparency, integrity
  • Respect, dignity
  • Achievement & results, dedication

Area we serve

Fingal LEADER Partnership has been set up to promote local development and social inclusion across Fingal north of the N2 (i.e excluding Dublin 15).

For the LEADER programme, all rural areas in Dublin are served, including rural parts of South County Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.
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For more information on Dublin Rural LEADER areas click here

General Operational Area
Fingal Partnership general operational area
Dublin Rural LEADER
Dublin Rural LEADER operational area