Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County
Ardmore Glamping Pods Ardmore Glamping Pods

Ardmore Glamping Pods

Christmas in Dungarvan Christmas in Dungarvan

Christmas in Dungarvan

Comeragh Amenity Area Comeragh Amenity Area

Comeragh Amenity Area

Waterford Co Museum Waterford Co Museum

Waterford Co. Museum

Waterford Leader Partnership

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG (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.

Rural Development Programme LEADER 20142020

Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014–2020

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG have been given responsibility for delivering the new LEADER Rural Development Programme worth €7.5 million to County Waterford.

Community Sponsorship

Community Sponsorship

Community Sponsorship Ireland (CSI) is an alternative resettlement stream to the traditional state-centred model of resettlement. The CSI model which is being piloted seeks to enable a Community Sponsorship Group (CSG) to come together to support arriving refugees.

Board Members  Corporate Governance

Board Members & Corporate Governance

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG complies with the Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary & Charitable Sector in Ireland.

Social Farming

Social Farming

Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of social support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day to day activities of the farm.

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 [pdf 249 KB] for the 7-year period. This will leverage a further €61 billion of public funding in the Member States. more info