Social Enterprise Policy Consultation

Wexford Local Development welcomes the Online Consultation to seek views that will inform Ireland’s first major policy on Social Enterprise. The consultation is being undertaken by the Department of Rural and Community Development, in co-operation with the Social Finance Foundation.  The aim of the consultation is to get social enterprises and those with an interest […]

€400k of LEADER Grants to Wexford Food Businesses

Almost €400,000 in LEADER grant aid has recently been approved for eleven niche food and beverage businesses located in County Wexford.  This is the first allocation of money from the current EU & Exchequer funded LEADER Programme in the county. According to Councillor Kathleen Codd-Nolan, chairperson of Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), the grant […]

Climate Change & Environment Advisory Guide

The Rural Development 2014 – 2020 EU Legislation sets out that all the Rural Development Priorities shall contribute to the cross-cutting objectives of climate change, environment and innovation mitigation and adaption.  Accordingly, these three cross-cutting themes are central to the LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020 that will provide €250 million to rural communities over the […]

Social Farming in Wexford – Open Day – Friday 29th September

The concept and value of Social Farming will be outlined at an open day on the farm of Shelly Berry and Denis O Connor of Ballinamona, Kilmuckridge, Gorey, Co Wexford on Friday 29th September 2017 from 10am to 1pm. Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on farms as a form of a social […]

Social Farming proves its worth

(L-R) Tom Bermingham, WLD, Maura Canning, IFA Farm Family Committee, Minister Michael Creed, Marie Redmond and Liam O Byrne, Wexford IFA at the launch

Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on farms as a form of a social support service, providing social, educational, therapeutic and rehabilitative opportunities for a wide range of people  who  need  support  to  contribute  to  the  positive  social  fabric  required  for  society  to  be  truly  inclusive.  Participants include people with intellectual, physical, mental […]

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 […]