Great opportunity from LEADER for the Wexford Food & Beverage Sector

Up to €200,000 in grant aid is now available from LEADER to micro and small businesses operating in the Food & Beverage sector in County Wexford. The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, launched this ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ in mid […]

Positive vibes at LEADER Tourism Forum in Wells House

In excess of one hundred people turned out at Wells House near Gorey on Wednesday 6th February for a LEADER Tourism Forum hosted by Wexford Local Development (WLD) entitled “Exploring Tourism Opportunities in Wexford”. The forum covered a range of relevant topics and heard from industry experts as well as those directly involved in tourism […]

Safer Internet Day 2019

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID),  an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day is “Together for a Better Internet“. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5th. […]

Up to €200,000 grant aid available to Wexford artisan & small food businesses through LEADER

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, launched the ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ – a €15 million national fund for artisan/small food and beverage businesses in mid 2018. The Fund provides financial supports to new and existing businesses for the renovation […]

13 Wexford Communities Share €266,000 LEADER Funding

€266,000.00 funding has been awarded to Wexford communities by the Local Community Development Committee under the LEADER Programme 2014-2020.  Approved projects support the development of local arts and culture activities and facilities for young people.     Award recipients include the Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Dance Festival who will use the funding to purchase a new custom […]

Exploring Tourism Opportunities in County Wexford – LEADER Forum

Wexford Local Development is hosting a LEADER Tourism Forum on Wednesday, 6th February 2019 in Wells House and Gardens from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. The main aim of the event is to discuss how the grant aid available under the LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020 can support new and existing tourism businesses and initiatives throughout County Wexford.  Other […]

Meitheal Awards Recognise Achievement of Young People in Co. Wexford

Meitheal Leaders from all over County Wexford were presented with their Certificates of Achievement at a ceremony in the County Hall, Carricklawn, Wexford on Wednesday January 16th. Keith Doyle, Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council formally opened the ceremony and warmly congratulated and thanked the Meitheal Leaders for their work and dedication. Michael Wall Chairman of […]

HELP – I’ve tried everywhere but can’t get a job!

Then try our CV & Interview Skills workshop  in Enniscorthy and Gorey this Autumn. It’s a short, relaxed workshop that will help you to do up a CV and show you what to do at a job interview…..and what NOT to do! It may also help you to decide where to look for work. More […]

Wexford Communities say it’s time for play!

13 local groups share almost €380k of LEADER funding to support the development of play facilities.   Wexford Local Development (WLD) and Wexford Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) have today announced the allocation of €379,714 towards the costs of developing ten new playgrounds, one multi user games area and two outdoor gyms in County Wexford.   Thirteen […]

New Ross & District “Best in Tourism” Award 2018

Wexford Local Development is delighted to sponsor the “Best in Tourism” award in the 2018 New Ross & District, Business & Community Awards. Now in their eleventh year, these awards provide businesses and community groups in the town and district an opportunity to share their inspiring stories and showcase achievements. Entry is free and open […]

Up to €200,000 grant aid available through LEADER for Wexford artisan and small food businesses

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, launched the ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ – a €15 million national fund for artisan/small food and beverage businesses in mid 2018. The Fund provides financial supports to new and existing businesses for the renovation […]

Are you trying everywhere but just can’t get any work?

Why not sign up for our CV & Interview skills workshop this July in Wexford. It’s a short, relaxed workshop….and it can help you to decide where to look for work. More importantly, it will give you tips on how to go about it. …and it’s free! Click here for more information

Deadline approaches for Social Enterprise Award entries

The Wexford Business Awards, now in their tenth year, are county wide awards recognising the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses across all sectors. The awards honour Wexford’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. Wexford Local Development is proud to sponsor the category of Wexford Social […]

WLD now inviting applications for LEADER business grants of up to €200,000

Wexford Local Development have announced that €1.5m in LEADER grant aid is available for niche start-up and expanding businesses across a range of sectors to include tourism, food, creative industries and general enterprise. Grant aid of up to 50% for capital and marketing costs is on offer to both micro and small businesses – those […]

Closing date for “Wexford Trails” Development Role: Friday 16th February 2018

Wexford Local Development is inviting applications for the following new contract role: Wexford Trails Development Officer (Part-Time) Applications from suitable individuals or organisations should include: Details of qualifications, experience and relevant track record in Tourism, Project Management and Marketing An outline of your understanding of the scope and key objectives of the project A detailed […]

€1.5m LEADER Grant Aid now available for niche Wexford Businesses

During 2017, LEADER grant aid of almost €1.6m was allocated to innovative enterprise and community projects throughout County Wexford. During 2018, a further €1.5m is available for niche start-up and expanding businesses across a range of sectors to include tourism, food, creative industries and general enterprise.  Grant aid of up to 50% of eligible costs is now […]

Vacancy for Wexford Trails Development Officer (Part-Time)

  Wexford Local Development is inviting applications for the following new contract role: Wexford Trails Development Officer (Part-Time)   Applications from suitable individuals or organisations should include: Details of qualifications, experience and relevant track record in Tourism, Project Management and Marketing An outline of your understanding of the scope and key objectives of the project […]

€1.5m LEADER Grant Aid available to Wexford Businesses in 2018

During 2017, LEADER grant aid of almost €1.6m was allocated to innovative enterprise and community projects throughout County Wexford. During 2018, a further €1.5m is available for niche start-up and expanding businesses across a range of sectors to include tourism, food, creative industries and general enterprise.  Grant aid of up to 50% of eligible costs […]

Communicating with People with Dementia Workshop

Wexford Local Development hosted this workshop in Enniscorthy on December 20th, attended by 16 individuals and facilitated by The Irish Hospice Foundation. It was the third occasion this year that WLD provided this workshop for participants on its healthcare courses.     The workshop gives individuals an opportunity to improve their confidence and competence when communicating […]

safeTALK – Suicide Alert Training

safeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares the participant to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. On December 5th in Enniscorthy, this training was held by Wexford Local Development and facilitated by the HSE Suicide Resource Office.  The course was attended by 15 individuals, made up of healthcare […]

Cardiac First Response Training

A group of WLD healthcare clients took part in this training course in Order of Malta Training HQ, Wexford,  on Tuesday, December 12th. The comprehensive and practically – based training was developed by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) as a national standard to ensure that those who suffer cardiac arrest in the community are given […]

€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 […]

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 […]

Under 25? Living in Enniscorthy? This may be for you…..

Under 25 Work Placement Programme Are You……15 to 24 years old? Interested in working? Lacking some key skills? No work experience? Then this is the course for you!   Click here for further details or see our Calendar of Events To Register, contact Noreen Dake, Youth Employment Officer, on 053-9155885 or 085-7517600 email: ndake@wld.ie or call into our office […]

Social Farming proves its worth

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 […]

Making A Difference Together

  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 […]

Social Farming South East – Regional Seminar – 5th April 2017

Social Farming is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social service. The farm is not a specialised treatment farm; rather the farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm’s activities in a nonclinical environment. It also creates the opportunity to […]

LEADER Expressions of Interest Sought for Community Activities

Wexford Local Development (WLD) has announced that €300,000 of LEADER Programme grant aid is to be made available for community activities throughout the county during the coming months. This funding will be targeted at three separate categories – the development of walking trails, community arts and culture projects and youth facilities; each of which will […]

€500,000 LEADER grant aid for Wexford Tourism in 2017

Wexford Local Development (WLD) has announced that €500,000 of LEADER Programme grant aid is to be made available to niche tourism projects throughout the county during the coming months. This funding will be targeted at existing businesses as well as new business start-ups and offers a great opportunity for projects that display innovation, job creation […]

Networking Women’s Groups

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

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, […]

Social Farming Development Role for the South East

Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on farms as a form of a social support service. It provides  a  pathway  for  people  who  need  support  to  contribute  to  the  positive  social  fabric  required  for  society  to  be  truly  inclusive.  Social (or care farming) is widely practiced by farmers in other parts of Europe […]

LEADER Expression of Interest request for Artisan Food & Community Centre Developments/Upgrades

Wexford Local Development (WLD) is now seeking applications for LEADER grant supports from community groups and private enterprises in the following categories: Artisan Food & Drinks Total Budget: €500,000 (Max.€200k/project) Community Centre Development / Upgrades Total Budget: €500,000 (Max.€200k/project) Applicants must complete a two stage application process: Stage1: Complete an “expression of interest” form to […]

Professional Services Provider Panel – Register of Interest

Prior to the commencement of the LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Wexford Local Development is seeking to develop a panel of Professional Service Providers. These providers will provide supports to applicants seeking grant aid, including research and development/feasibility supports, in the following sectors: Community Development Enterprise Development Social Enterprise Urban & Village Renewal Artisan Food Tourism Built […]

“A Better Life in Rural Areas” – The Cork 2.0 EU Declaration on Rural Development

The need to update the European Union’s vision for rural areas was to the fore at the recent European Conference on Rural Development hosted in Cork by EU Agriculture & Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan. Tom Bermingham from Wexford Local Development’s LEADER programme was among three hundred rural development stakeholders from throughout Europe who participated […]

€8M LEADER PROGRAMME TO BENEFIT CO WEXFORD

Joint Press Release on behalf of Wexford Local Development and Wexford Local Community Development Committee – 23 September 2016. At a series of meetings throughout the county during the past two weeks attended by in excess of 400 people, Brian Kehoe, CEO of Wexford Local Development outlined that LEADER grant aid of almost €8million would […]

LEADER 2014-2020 Information Meetings Announced

LEADER grant aid of almost €8million will be invested in innovative community and enterprise projects throughout the county between now and 2020. The LEADER Programme is 63% funded by the EU & 37% by the Irish Exchequer and focuses on “promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas”. Wexford Local Community Development […]

Wexford Walking Trails Festival details announced

Details have just been announced for the 3rd annual Wexford Walking Trails Festival to be held on the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016.   The details are as follows: Friday 23rd September 5.30pm ‘1916 Songs and Stories Ramble in Enniscorthy’ Led by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune, the ramble will be […]