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WCD invites tenders from suitably qualified organisations and individuals to deliver a Business Development Programme in Mullingar from February 2017 to August 2017
The Business Development Programme is a special DSP Community Employment Scheme, aimed at delivering a business development programme to unemployed people with a business idea, and is part of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme for 2017.
The course will be run for one full day per week over 24 weeks with 18 participants, with setting and monitoring of assigned tasks for participants to work on over the remaining 12 hours of their week outside of programme contact time, to develop the participants’ business idea.
It is expected that participants will progress to developing a business supported by the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance administered by the Dept. of Social Protection.
It is required that the successful tender will have extensive experience in delivering enterprise training to the target group.
A third level qualification in a business related area is essential, combined with experience of delivering training to groups.
The course provides QQI certification at Level 5. The administration of required documentation, guidance and monitoring of client portfolio and the grading of same are required from the consultant.
Westmeath Community Development is creating a panel of training, education and employment & enterprise advisors service providers with whom to engage over the next 12 months for the purposes of delivery of a broad range of accredited or unaccredited modules in areas such as business development, food hygiene, first aid, construction and retail. Individuals and organisations are sough that have skills and experience in delivering training and mentoring to diverse groups, youth and the ability to deliver in both rural and urban areas of Westmeath in the following modules:
Specific industry Employment/technical skills training
Health Care Skills
LEADER is a community led approach to local development funded through Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It supports locally identified initiatives that seek to address locally identified needs and challenges. It is delivered in each region by a Local Action Group (LAG). In County Westmeath this is Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (WLCDC) in partnership with Westmeath County Council (WCC) as the Financial Partner and Westmeath Community Development (WCD) as the Implementing Partner. WCD provides direct support to potential applicants seeking funds under the LEADER Programme.
LEADER 2014-2020 covers the geographically area of County of Westmeath, funding of €7,384,205 will cover a number of themes outlined in the Westmeath Local Development Strategy for the duration of the programme. The Programme includes a number of themes and sub themes that reflect the overarching needs of rural Ireland.
LEADER THEMES and SUB THEMES
Expression of Interest/Application Process:
All potential applicants are required to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form. This form is available on request from the LEADER Section of Westmeath Community Development on 044 93 48571 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. It may also be downloaded by clicking here.
There will be a free Community Health & Wellness Fair taking place on the 30th January from 10am to 3pm in the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar. There will be a number of free health checks , information stands and relaxation therapies on offer on the day.