Minister Alan Kelly has welcomed the fact that €4 million has been allocated to Leader and Local Development Companies in County Tipperary by the Government.
Both North Tipp Leader and South Tipperary Development Company have been included in a total of €90 million released for the Leader elements of the Rural Development Programme.
North Tipp Leader is to get €1.8 million while the South Tipperary Local Development Company has been allocated over €1.2 million.
He said ’this funding is very important as it will facilitate access to sustainable employment opportunities in rural areas in Tipperary. It will also support many different projects across different communities and enhance the rural economy, acting as a stimulus for business development’.