Welcome to Waterford Leader Partnership
Waterford LEADER Partnership Ltd. (WLP) was formed in 1991 as one of the four rural-based Partnership companies under the national Programme for Economic and Social Progress (PESP). WLP offers economic, social and cultural services to small businesses, community groups and individuals. The Board of WLP is made up of voluntary members from community and voluntary sector, social partners, environmental interests, local government and state bodies.
The company now currently manages and delivers the following programmes in County Waterford:
- Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 - 2020
- Local Employment Service - LES
- Tús - Community Work Placement Scheme
- Rural Social Scheme - RSS
- Social Farming
- Rural Development Programme 2007 -2013
The EU's rural development policy is funded through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth €100 billion from 2014-2020, with each EU country receiving a financial allocation [249 KB] for the 7-year period. This will leverage a further €61 billion of public funding in the Member States.