Presentation on theme: "Financial Allocations RDP 2014-2020 Total Allocation of €2.19 billion over 7 years 7% allocated to LEADER (Minimum 5%) €153 million EAFRD allocated to."— Presentation transcript:
Financial Allocations RDP 2014-2020 Total Allocation of €2.19 billion over 7 years 7% allocated to LEADER (Minimum 5%) €153 million EAFRD allocated to LEADER over 7 years Co-Funded by the Exchequer at 65%/35% Total Programme complement €250 million
Breakdown of €250m Programme Complement €15m Agri Food schemes (DAFM &DECLG) €10m co-operation projects €5m Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ) €220m Local Development Strategies
LEADER Allocations 3 Criteria Minimum Allocation per Sub-Regional Area (€81m) Half remainder based on population density (€69.5m) Half remainder based on Resource Allocation Model (€69.5m)
Selection Process 2 Stages Expression of Interest Development of the Local Development Strategy Incremental development of the proposed partnership Complementary to other development processes at local level
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 1 4 Criteria Proposed geographical area for LDS Local and Community Participation LAG Composition General description of proposed actions
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 2 Criterion 1:Proposed geographical area for LDS -Each expression of interest must outline the geographical area that the potential LDS will support. -As indicated previously allocations have been assigned on the basis of 28 sub-regional areas that correspond to administrative boundaries. -However LDSs that propose to operate in smaller areas within the defined sub-regional areas will be considered and evaluated.
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 3 Criterion 2:Local and Community Participation -Potential LAGS are required to outline how they propose to engage their local communities in the sustainable development of their particular area. -This engagement should include participation in decisions around the design of the LDS, as well involvement in the decision making on applications from project promoters. -LAGs can be any size and can be organised as the LAG members see fit. However, on-going decision making on interventions to be funded in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the LDS should be more structured
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 4 Criterion 3:LAG composition - Article 32 of EU regulation 1303/2013 states that CLLD should be led by LAGs “composed of representatives of public and private local socio-economic interests, in which at the decision making level neither public authorities, as defined in accordance with national rules, nor any single interest group represents more than 49% of the voting rights”. -This section of the EOI form should outline the composition of the decision making element of the LAG and how it will comply with this regulatory requirement.
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 5 Criterion 4:General description of proposed actions -While the EOI process does not require potential LAGs to outline in detail what they propose to include in their LDSs, a coherent and cohesive “vision” for their sub-regional areas and a basic outline of how they propose to support the achievement of this vision through their LDSs should be outlined on this part of the form. -When determining this consideration should be given to the broader development planning processes at a local level however the detail around how complementarity will be assured is not required for the EOI stage.
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 6 Preparatory Support and Additional Information -This section should outline the level of funding for preparatory support the LAG will require to support its LDS design process. -There is a limited amount of funding available for preparatory support. This will be drawn from the indicative allocations for each sub-regional area and will be divided among all qualifying LAGs. -This section should also contain any additional information that the potential LAG wishes to be considered as part of its EOI submission.
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 7 Assessment of the EOI submissions. -Both stages of the LDS selection process will be assessed by an independent selection committee as required by the regulatory framework. -The membership of the committee is yet to be finalised. The committee will be composed of an independent chairman, a number of experts in rural development in the majority, and representatives from DECLG and DAFM
Selection Process: Expression of Interest (EOI) 7 Assessment of the EOI submissions.
Selection Process: Stage 2 LDS Development -2-3 weeks after the closing date for EOI process (15 th May 2015) successful LAGS will be invited to prepare LDS. -Preparatory support will be allocated. -DECLG will facilitate a number of capacity building events and initiatives as part of the LDS selection process. -These events will aim to support the development of robust LDSs focusing on specific aspects of the broader rural economy, as well as technical aspects of the design and implementation of an LDS. The DECLG will also work directly with prospective LAGS, on an ongoing basis to enhance their capacity to design their LDSs.
Selection Process: Stage 2 LDS Development -Should any groups want to avail of this individual support at this stage of the process please let a Department representative know here today or email us at Thank you for your attention.