Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

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.

Transitional LEADER Programme

Transitional LEADER Programme

Waterford LEADER Partnership Clg welcomes LEADER allocation of €1,666,983 for Rural Waterford.

The aim of the Transitional LEADER Programme is to allow locally-led rural development projects to continue to be delivered using the current LEADER model until the new EU programme commences in 2023.

Case Studies

Case Studies

A selection of the various projects which have been supported by Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG (WLP). Everything from public amenities and voluntary bodies to commercial enterprises.

Rural Recreation  Walks Scheme

Rural Recreation & Walks Scheme

Rural Recreation & The Walks Scheme

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG administers The Walks Scheme on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development.

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.

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