Ecotrail Wicklow supported by European Funding through Wicklow Partnership
the 2019 edition of EcoTrail Wicklow could not have been possible without the financial support from European Leader Funding through County Wicklow Partnership. County Wicklow Partnership is a local development company which delivers a range of services supporting individuals and communities in the county.
The LEADER programme has been supporting communities and businesses in County Wicklow for over 25 years. Since the programme was introduced in 1992 in excess of €15 million has been invested in 632 projects. The projects supported have ranged in size from small projects worth €2,000 to large flagship projects requiring funding of up to €500,000 in a diverse range of sectors but primarily in the areas of farm diversification, enterprise, rural tourism, heritage, town and village renewal, community facilities and amenities, renewable energy and environmental projects.
The LEADER Initiative (Liaisons entre actions de developpement de l’économie rurale) was established by the European Commission in 1991 and was designed to aid the development of sustainable rural communities following the reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy. Highly successful, it operates across the European Union and in all rural areas of Ireland. LEADER is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Irish Exchequer.
For further information;
County Wicklow Partnership Avoca River House Bridgewater Centre Arklow Tel: 0402 20955