Over 40% of LEADER funding from the 2014-2020 programme yet to be allocated

Over 40% of the LEADER funding from the 2014-2020 programme has yet to be allocated.

LEADER funding went unspent during the previous LEADER programme and Sinn Féin Councill Pat Treanor says a similar outcome must be avoided this time round.

Councillor Traenor said it was a worrying situation given that this is the last year of the programme.

Speaking to Northern Sound, he called for the Local Action Group responsible to review why there is almost 2 million euro in finding that has not yet been allocated: