Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County


Once-off Grant Scheme for Community Trail Management Organisations

Walking Trails Funding Announcement

This morning, Minister Humphreys announced  once off grant funding for Community Trail Management Organisations who are listed on the Sport Ireland Trails Register. The grant funding may be used towards to the cost of purchasing equipment, small scale maintenance and/or marketing/promotion of the registered trail.

Waterford Festival of Food

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG under the Rural Development Programme has been an avid supporter of the Waterford Festival of Food since it began in 2008.

11/06/2022. Pictured at the Woodhouse Estate Walled Garden Dinner at the 13th annual West Waterford Festival of Food, one of Ireland’s biggest food festivals, which ran from 10 – 12 June with almost 100 events happening across the weekend. Photograph: Patrick Browne Photography.  By courtesy of Waterford Festival of Foods.

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Social Farming really works, for participants and their families, for support services and for social farmers. This theme of mutual benefit was one of the key messages to come out of a major national conference held by Social Farming Ireland in Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare on June 1st.

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We’re proud to be shortlisted as a #GoodCausesAwards County winner!

Health & Wellbeing Category for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards on behalf of  Waterford LEADER Partnership CLG Social Farming Programme.


National Outdoor Recreation Strategy

A second Public Consultation has just been launched to gather your views on the new National Outdoor Recreation Strategy! Fill in the short survey here to make sure your voice is heard on the future of outdoor recreation.  Closing date 17 May 2022.

Clonea Power’s community hub

Great article in the Munster Express on the Clonea Power’s community hub which was funded under the Rural Development LEADER Programme 2014 – 2022