Over €800,000 LEADER Funding Awarded to Community Groups

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Fourteen community groups from across the county have been successful in their application to fund the development of local facilities.  The recipients stretch from New Ross to Gorey, with a variety of projects being awarded LEADER grant aid, through Wexford Local Development working in partnership with Wexford County Council.  Funding has been provided for the […]

WLD Goes The Extra Mile

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Wexford Local Development has a long and strong history of working with young people, who are not engaged in education, employment or training. We were delighted that our work in this area was showcased at both national and EU level, as part of a report launched by Pobal, the Department of Rural and Community Development and the […]

Updates on WLD Services during Storm Ophelia

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WLD will provide service updates on our website, Facebook & Twitter accounts as Storm Ophelia tracks over Ireland. Current situation: All our offices & services are suspended on Monday, 16th October. This includes the WARM Project, Little Jobs Service, training courses, Local Employment Service, Homework & After-school groups, Study groups, community services and any other […]

WLD 2016 Annual Report Published

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2016 was another busy and challenging year for Wexford Local Development. Our experience during the year is outlined in our recently published Annual Report. In the report we look at the changes and challenges in our sector as well as the impact of our work across Co. Wexford with: people communities children, young people and families enterprise […]

Radio Rosslare – Learning by doing outside the classroom

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Wexford Local Development delivers a range of locally based non-formal educational and developmental opportunities to young people across Co. Wexford, targeting areas that have traditionally lacked access to opportunities. One such Local Learning Partnership Initiative this summer had 4 partners, Wexford Local Development, Cois Barry Community House ( Rosslare ), Yola Hedge School and Family Centre ( […]

Job Opportunities with WLD

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Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for two new positions with the Cornmarket Project. The positions relate to the new Local Training Initiative (LTI) which will commence in New Ross in September. This LTI will focus on delivering training modules to develop participant employability skills. In addition, the successful candidates will coordinate the delivery of one to […]

Roma Community Supports

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We offer a tailored range of supports to the Roma community here in Co. Wexford and in particular in Enniscorthy. Obtineti APTITUDINILE De Care Aveti Nevoie Instruire GRATUITA Locala Program pentru membrii Comunitatii Rome in Co. Wexford Carmen Sanchez is our Health & Social Care Project Officer who offers high intensity supports to individuals with […]

Funding Workshop for New Ross Area Community Groups

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Our new Community Development Officer for the New Ross District, Dubháin Kavanagh, will talk members of your group through 10 ways to improve your next funding application. The workshop will take place in Woodbine Community House, New Ross on Wednesday, July 26th 2017 at 7.00pm. This 2 hour workshop will be especially useful for groups […]

Celebrating Traveller Ethnicity

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Wexford Local Development warmly welcomes you to join us at an open celebration event on Tuesday, July 25th 2017, where together with Wexford Travellers we will celebrate the formal recognition of Travellers as an ethnic minority in Ireland. On Wednesday, March 1st 2017, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, announced formal recognition for Travellers as a distinct ethnic group within the […]

Support Opportunity For Social Enterprise

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Community Services Programme (CSP) 2017 Wexford Local Development have been requested by POBAL to nominate one Social Enterprise project from Co. Wexford who will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for inclusion in the CSP programme in 2017. (CSP Strand 3 only – see more details below) This is the first call for […]

Traveller Women Complete Mini Marathon

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The June Bank Holiday, 5th June 2017, saw 33 women from Wexford Local Development’s Traveller Community Health Programmes complete the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. The event was supported by the HSE Traveller Health Unit who provided funding for specific Cardiovascular Health initiatives with additional funding from WLD’s Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP). […]

Energising Communities – Information Event

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A Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) is a community in which everyone works together to develop a sustainable energy system for the benefit of the community.   WLD are hosting the first information session for interested communities here in Co. Wexford. This event will take place in the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy on the 31st of May at […]

Deadline For Applications Extended

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Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following: Project Officer (LEADER Programme) – Please Note: Application deadline extended to 5pm on Tuesday, 18th of April. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for implementing the LEADER  Programme 2014-2020 in Co. Wexford. The Project Officer will support businesses and communities to access […]

Making A Difference Together

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  Wexford Local Development was delighted to be joined by community representatives from throughout Co. Wexford for their annual Community Conference in the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford on Saturday last, April 8th.   The theme of the event, “Who’s Listening?”, focused on how to increase participation at all levels in communities around the county and workshops […]

Book Your Place At Our Annual Community Conference

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We look forward to welcoming community activists and volunteers from throughout Co. Wexford who will attend Wexford Local Development’s Community Conference on Saturday next, the 8th of April. The event will take place in the Riverbank House Hotel in Wexford town and speakers include Catherine Byrne TD, Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs […]

Vacancy – Traveller & Roma Primary Health and Social Care Project Officer

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Wexford Local Development is recruiting for the following: Pilot Traveller & Roma Primary Health and Social Care Project Officer (Pre-Development Phase) The HSE Social Inclusion Office, CHO Area 5, Wexford Waterford Education and Training Board (WWETB) and Wexford/Waterford Department of Social Protection (DSP) have formed an Interagency Steering Committee to develop a Pilot Primary Health […]

LEADER Vacancy

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Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following:   Project Officer (LEADER Programme) The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for implementing the LEADER  Programme 2014-2020 in Co. Wexford. The Project Officer will support businesses and communities to access funding under the Programme.   Applicants for the position should have; A […]

Community Development Team Vacancy

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Wexford Local Development is currently recruiting for the following:   Community Development Project Officer   This position holder will be responsible for implementing a range of programmes and actions under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.  The project officer position is a full time position and the officer will work as a member of […]

Children & Young People Services Provider Panel

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Wexford Local Development is developing a panel of suitably qualified and experienced service providers to supplement existing community based activities with children and young people in the following areas: Literacy/Numeracy Support Homework Support Physical Activities; including Fitness, Dance & Drama Learning through Creativity After-schools Group Leaders   Specific Geographical Communities: Enniscorthy Town, Bunclody, Ferns/Camolin, Courtown/Riverchapel, […]

Networking Women’s Groups

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Building on the solidarity demonstrated at the first Women’s Groups Networking event in March 2016, 57 representatives from 14 Women’s groups across Co. Wexford came together in Templeshannon Community Centre on November 9th to discuss women’s leadership in their communities, hosted by Wexford Local Development.The networking event consisted of workshops where participants reflected on the […]

Raising Awareness of Traveller Suicide

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Suicide is a huge issue in the Travelling Community in Co. Wexford. The All Ireland Traveller Health Study co-ordinated by UCD in 2010 reported that a Traveller man is six times more likely than his settled counterpart to die by suicide. As a result of large family networks, for each Traveller who dies by suicide, […]

Annual Report for 2015 Published

Wexford Local Development is delighted to publish its Annual Report for 2015, which gives us the opportunity to report to our stakeholders in relation to the full range of activities and services delivered during the year.       In line with WLD’s commitment to attaining the highest standards of governance and transparency, the annual […]

Funding for local projects in North Wexford

  An important part of our work in marginalised and isolated communities under the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP), is to assist and empower communities to develop local projects, source funding for their activities and to develop sustainable local facilities that respond to the needs of the area.     In the North […]

New Ross Community Voice

Representatives from eleven community and voluntary groups, who have a key focus on social inclusion in New Ross District, together with Sandra Walsh, Community Development Officer for the New Ross District with Wexford Local Development, attended the New Ross Community Voice Information Evening at Horse and Hound, Ballinaboola on Thursday last, April 14th.     […]

Communities Get Engaged

As part of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), Wexford Local Development supports representatives from Local Community Groups to participate in local, regional and national decision making bodies. Through engagement in these structures, marginalised communities can articulate the needs of their local areas and the communities which they represent, with a view to […]

Women Get Networking

    Women’s groups from across Co. Wexford got together at a networking day hosted by Wexford Local Development, in the Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola on Tuesday, March 22nd.     Groups from Courtown, Riverchapel, Bridgetown, Clongeen, Gorey, Tomhaggard, Ramsgrange, New Ross and Raheen came together for a belated celebration of International Women’s Day to […]

Social Enterprise Forum for Wexford

A forum to explore the development of social enterprise across Co. Wexford is being held in St. Joseph’s Community Centre in Wexford town, on the morning of Thursday, March 31st, hosted by Wexford Local Development. The forum will include interactive workshops together with presentations from successful local and national projects.     This free event […]

Updated Eligibility for WARM Project

One-Parent Family Payment has been added to the eligibility criteria to qualify for the Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme, which Wexford Local Development delivers via the WARM Project. Applications are invited from households in receipt of one of the following payments: Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme, or Job Seekers Allowance for […]

Youth Career Guidance Programme

“Time for Change” is WLD’s Youth Career Guidance programme, starting in January 2016 in Gorey, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Wexford.   We are looking for Young People aged 15 to 24 year olds to take part in these FREE Career Guidance and Advice courses in the four major towns across Co. Wexford. The courses will be run over […]

Should your group register as a charity? Information Session for Community & Voluntary Groups on Charities Registration set for Enniscorthy

Charities Regulatory Authority Information Campaign Templeshannon Community Centre, Enniscorthy Thursday, January 21st 2016,  7pm – 9.30pm   Wexford Local Development and the Charities Regulatory Authority are hosting an information session on the 21st of January in Templeshannon Community Centre, Enniscorthy for community & voluntary groups in Co. Wexford, which will provide practical guidance on the […]

Time For Change – Youth Career Guidance Programme

Wexford Local Development is looking for participants for its Youth Career Guidance Programme that will start shortly and is available throughout the county. If you are 18 -24 yrs and not in Employment, Education or Training, then this is an opportunity to discover your strengths and priorities. Our Time For Change Programme offers free aptitude […]

Enniscorthy Community Education Courses

Over the Summer months of 2015, we are running a series of Community Education short courses in Enniscorthy town. News on similar courses across the rest of the county will be coming soon. Our courses aim to offer a range of opportunities to residents of local communities in Enniscorthy town. All of the workshops and […]

Get Your Home Insulated Free of Charge

Be prepared for this winter.   Get your home insulated free of charge.   Wexford Local Development’s Warm Project provides a range of energy saving measures, which include attic and cavity wall insulation, draught proofing of doors and windows, lagging jackets for hot water cylinders and cold water storage tanks, low energy light bulbs and […]

Training for Community Organisers

This free course is for anyone involved in a community based group who wish to fine tune their skills, each session is built upon participation, discussion and dialogue and no previous experience is necessary. Starts Thursday 25th September 2014 9.30am – 1pm Content Covered: 1. COMMITTEE SKILLS 2. ASSERTIVENESS 3. MINUTES 4. ANNUAL REPORTS 5. […]

Youth Local Elections Forum

Wexford Youth Action will host a Local Elections Forum in Clonard Community Centre, Wexford on Monday 12th of May 2014 from 12.30 – 2pm Members of the group have developed a Manifesto in advance of the Local Elections on May 23rd that sets out thier main concerns around the issues of transport, access to employment, relevant education […]

Support WLD

Please show your support for Wexford Local Development by signing the Irish Local Development Network’s petition today. Please click on the link below to support us: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-local-development-companies Please note that when signing the petition a ‘donation box’ may appear – just click the ‘x’ on the donation box window and your signature will still be counted – […]

The Contribution of Older People to Community Well-Being

Co Wexford Age Equality Network will host their annual seminar in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy on Tuesday, May 20th next, from 10am – 4pm. The title of the 2014 seminar is The Contribution Of Older People To Community Well-Being   Speakers will include a range of older people from communities across Co. Wexford who will tell […]

Voter Education Workshop

Active Citizenship & Voter Education Workshops In advance of the EU & Local Elections on Friday May 23rd, Wexford Local Development is looking for expressions of interest from communities and organisastions interested in hosting a Voter Education Programme in their local area. Find your VOICE, use it’s power, build your community, work for change. It is […]

Enniscorthy Information Evening on Sports Capital Funding

There will be an information meeting on Monday, February 3rd for all the sports organisations in Enniscorthy town. This meeting is being held in conjunction with Wexford County Council and will provide information on Sports Capital funding, which is currently available from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. Applicants must register on the new […]

Cover Story on Changing Ireland

Breaking news! Wexford features prominently in the latest edition of ‘Changing Ireland’ magazine, the national magazine of the Local and Community Development Programme. Congratulations to Stephen Doyle of the Wexford Youth Action Group on the publication of his first piece of journalism – Stephen’s article on the Tus/LCDP Youth Employment Programme in Enniscorthy is well […]

Youth take Action on Unemployment

Ten young  people from the Wexford Youth Action Project and Access 2000 paid a visit to Dáil Eireann on the 3rd of December to highlight the issue of youth unemployment.   The group were hosted by John Lyons TD who has spearheaded a pilot Youth Guarantee project in the Ballymun area. At an hour long […]

Accessing Social Finance

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UCIT in association with Wexford Local Development. will be hosting a seminar entitled “Social Enterprise & How to Access Social Finance.” The event will cover all the basic elements of what we mean by Social Enterprise as well as what may be required by investors like UCIT when assessing finance applications. This will comprise anything […]