Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs has welcomed the announcement of additional funding for Local Development Companies the LEADER elements of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.
Over €70 million was announced by the Department of the Environment for distribution nationally. The Revised Rural Development Programme Allocation for 2009-2013 for North Tipperary Leader is €12,917,884.
This extra funding was announced following a review of expenditure under the LEADER elements of the Rural Developemnt Programme by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
“This extra funding will enable North Tipp Leader to continue to provide the resources and support necessary to facilitate the continued sustainable development of rural communities in these difficult times” the Minister said.