Rural Development Programme - LEADER
Local Development Strategy 2014-2020
LEADER is an EU funded programme aimed at improving the quality of life in rural areas and diversifying the rural economy. It supports the delivery of local development actions in rural communities and has formed part of EU funding supports since 1991. For the new LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will be the Local Action Group with Westmeath Community Development Ltd as the lead Implementation Partner. A budget of €7.4m is available for Westmeath under this new Programme.
Westmeath Community Development Ltd. is preparing the Local Development Strategy for Co. Westmeath on behalf of the Local Action Group, Westmeath Local Community Development Committee. This Local Development Strategy will set out the objectives and actions proposed for the new LEADER programme.
As part of the process in developing the Local Strategy, submissions are invited from interested parties under any or all of the following Themes:
- Rural Economic Development/Enterprise Development and Job Creation in relation to: Rural Tourism, Enterprise Development, Broadband, Rural Towns
- Social Inclusion through Building Community Capacity, Training and Animation in relation to
- Rural Environment: targeting multiple environmental objectives including the protection and sustainable use of water resources, the protection and improvement of biodiversity and the development of Renewable Energy.
Submissions as part of the initial consultation phase are to be forwarded on or before Friday, 7th August, 2015 for the attention of:
Bernie Leavy, Westmeath Community Development Ltd, Mullingar Enterprise Technology and Innovation Centre, Clonmore Business Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Further information can be obtained by contacting 044 9348571
Local Development Strategy Consultation Brief
The Magnitude Programme is designed for those who need financial assistance at university and includes:
- a financial scholarship of up to €7,000 per year to undertake an initial undergraduate course of study at a leading university and a leadership development programme
- a personal mentor for each scholar and
- voluntary service by scholars in their chosen fields.
From tomorrow, 2nd July 2015, there are changes being made to the One Parent Family Payment.
Whilst we cannot help with the payment side, we may able to help people look at opportunities to help increase their income through work and other self employment based incentives. For Assistance please contact:-
Job Club Manager:
One Family Parent Payment - Change 2nd July 2015 - Age limit for a relevant child
To get a One-Parent Family Payment you must have at least one relevant child below the relevant age limit. From 2 July 2015 the age limit will be 7 years of age.
Westmeath Community Development Ltd (WCD) invites tenders from suitably qualified organisations and individuals to deliver a Care Skills Course in Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, from September to November 2015.
The Care Skills Course is part funded by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2015-2017, and the Department of Social Protection.
The course will run from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm for up to 14 people, over 8. The training will be provided in Ballyncargy, Co Westmeath.
It is required that the successful tender will have extensive experience in delivering training to the target group. A third level qualification in a health care related area is desirable, combined with experience of one-to-one mentoring.
The course must be accredited to QQI level 5. The administration of required documentation, compilation of client portfolio and the grading of same is required from the successful bidder.