Local Development Strategy for Forthcoming LEADER Programme in Laois – Call for Submissions

Laois Partnership Co. is currently in the process of preparing a Local Development Strategy ( on behalf of the Local Action Group, Laois Local Community Development Committee [LCDC]) to deliver the forthcoming LEADER programme for Laois. The budget for Laois for the 2014 to 2020 programme is €7.1m.  This represents a significant opportunity for development of the rural economy and services in Laois.

A number of themes for the LEADER programme have been set out to guide the strategy development, these are:

1. Rural Economic Development / Enterprise Development and Job Creation
2. Social inclusion through building community capacity, training and animation
3. Rural Environment ( A cross cutting requirement for all LEADER interventions)

Further details are available at:

As part of the LDS, local people are invited to have their say on what they think needs to happen in Laois. A series of public consultations will be held around the county over the coming weeks. Interested parties are also invited to prepare written submissions. We would welcome your views and hope you can take the time to complete the questions on the following document: WORD Version, PDF Version

This submission can also be submitted online via the following link:

 If you wish to submit any additional documents or material with your submission then please email to Laois Partnership Co. at with the subject title “Laois LDS”.

Alternatively, please post to: Laois Partnership Co., Block 2, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

The closing date for responses will be Monday 7th Sept, 2015.

If you have any queries on the submission process then please do not hesitate to contact Laois Partnership at 057 8661900. Further information available at the following link