Avondhu Blackwater Partnership CLG has opened targeted calls for Expressions of Interest for LEADER funding in North Cork, South Cork and West Cork.
All potential applicants must complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to submitting an application for LEADER support.
The purpose of targeted calls for EOIs is to ensure that LEADER funding is targeted where it delivers the most value, is awarded based on a comparative assessment and secures equal opportunities for all potential applicants.
The targeted call is a two stage process
Stage 1 –Call for EOI’s Stage 1 will include:
- the theme or themes under which the call is issued;
- the proposed overall budget for the call;
- the maximum level of funding available to any individual project; and
- the closing date for the receipt of such EOIs;
Stage 2 – Application stage:
Those successful at EOI stage (i.e. the project concerns eligible activity and is in line with the LDS) will be eligible to submit an application as part of the second stage of the targeted call. Every successful EOI will be informed of the qualifying criteria and marking scheme to be used, together with the timeframe for assessing and notifying applicants of the results of the process.
All successful applications will evaluated by an Independent Evaluation Committee and further submitted to the LAG for final decision.