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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Leader food funding is announced

Artisan and small food businesses in County Wexford can now avail of funding under the LEADER Food Initiative.

The €15m funding package announced recently by Minister for Agriculture Michael Ring sees small food and beverage businesses with the opportunity to avail of up to €200,000 each.

The initiative will provide financial supports, including for the renovation and extension of production facilities and the purchasing of processing equipment, as well as supporting participants in the artisan food and beverage sector in areas such as market development, competitiveness, and innovation.

Funding will be provided for both capital investment and softer supports related to analysis and development or training.

All applications will be managed through the LEADER LAGs. The LAG contact details are available at drcd.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/list-of-LAGs.pdf

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