Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Waterford Leader Partnership

Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG (WLP) was formed in 1991 and is one of 49 Local Development Companies operating throughout Ireland. 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

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.

Ts  Community Work Placement Scheme

Tús – Community Work Placement Scheme

Tús – Community Work Placement Scheme

The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people.

Jobs  Training

Jobs & Training

Local Employment Service (LES)

County Waterford LES is co-ordinated by Waterford Leader Partnership CLG under contract to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) and provides the follow supports/services to Jobseekers:

Case Studies

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

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.

Rural Social Scheme

Rural Social Scheme

Rural Social Scheme (RSS)

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG implements the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) on behalf of the Department of Social Protection in County Waterford.

Social Farming

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.

Board Members  Corporate Governance

Board Members & Corporate Governance

Board of WLP

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

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