Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP)

LEDP is an independently funded charity which provides a critical mass of economic activity and community-based services in its 16,000sq m building to support inclusive growth, as well as all profits from the operation being wholly invested in community projects, LEDP’s purpose is set to support social and economic inclusion in disadvantaged communities across Limerick City.





Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Children
  • Education and training
  • Employment and job creation
  • Policy and advocacy
  • Services for older people
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Sustainable development
  • Unemployment
  • Urban development


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation
  • Policy, advocacy and campaigns
  • Technological innovation

EU Project Experience

No experience

This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.

EU Funding Goals

We have a specific project we a determined to bring to fruition.

With a building footprint of 16,000 sq. meters constructed in 1963, LEDP has recognised now is the time to address its sustainability long into the future. The traditional north light roof structure is uninsulated, and the membrane is at end of life with significant water ingress requiring a complete retrofit. It is not compatible with energy efficiency and thermal performance requirements into the future.

Equally, LEDP’s strategic plan, as well as our public and private sector tenant requirements, demand energy efficiencies, specific BER ratings and renewable energy sources. It Is our stated ambition to contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This cannot be realised without a significant capital investment and without same, we risk losing anchor tenants jeopardising the future of our charitable activities as an entity which is based in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Ireland, Southill, a Regeneration area.


An EU best in class example of a public-private partnership in urban development, purchasing a closed factory building to repurpose the campus and educate, train and upskill the community to regain employment.


Contact Name:

Niall O'Callaghan

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