Kilkenny LEADER Partnership offers funding opportunities through two programmes: the LEADER programme and the Social Inclusion programme. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for further information and guidance on the application process. If you are not sure which programme best suites your needs, please give us a call at 056 7752111 to talk to a Development Officer.


Individuals, businesses, social enterprises and community groups are all eligible to apply for LEADER funding. 

 The LEADER Programme accepts applications based on projects which improve:

  • rural tourism
  • enterprise development
  • broadband
  • basic services targeted at hard-to-reach communities
  • rural youth
  • protection and sustainable use of water resources
  • local biodiversity
  • renewable energy

If you have an idea that might be eligible for LEADER funding contact a member of the KLP LEADER  team  with an Expression of Interest form to start the application process. 

This form which details your proposed project will go before the KLP Board who will determine if your project is eligible for funding and if you can advance to the next stage of the Application Process.  


SICAP provides funding for various initiatives, including small community grants, individual grants for education and training, and support for community social enterprises.

SICAP grants may be awarded to individuals of up to €500 per annum, provided they align with their Personal Action Plan and an actionable goal.  Communities can be supported with small social enterprises Grants.

The programme’s objective is to empower disadvantaged individuals and communities by providing them with the necessary resources to improve their economic, social, and personal well-being. 

The SICAP team can also provide information and signpost clients to other services and alternative sources for grant application and funding opportunities.

For more information, speak to a member of the SICAP team at 056 7752111

No form is needed at this time. A SECAP development officer can advise you on next steps.