We provide a range of community development supports to local community groups with priority given to specific communities where there are higher levels of need.

These communities often have high levels of unemployment; they suffer from lack of access to transport and other services; have higher populations of children and/or older people and levels of education tend to be way below average. Oftentimes community facilities and services in the area are lacking or inaccessible to those who need them most.

Our three main areas of Community supports include:

1

Help to Develop and Strenghten Your Group

We work at local level to build the practical skills and capacity of groups, volunteers and committees who operate in specific geographical communities as well as groups who benefit specific communities such as people with disabilities, lone parents, new communities, Travellers, young people, disadvantaged women and the unemployed.

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2

Develop Local Projects

There are a number of ways we support communities to develop and deliver local projects to improve the quality of life in your community, whether it be by accessing funding through the LEADER Programme  or by sourcing a part-time worker to help your group through TUS. We also offer practical assistance to groups who are developing small-scale projects such as after-schools groups, youth groups & we can also help to source additional funding for your local project under the SICAP Programme.

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3

Promoting Equality

The core purpose of Wexford Local Development focuses on addressing inequality. We offer intensive supports to communities who, for various reasons, may have limited access to opportunities for employment, education, services or facilities.We also support groups to be inclusive of all members of the community.

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WLD Community Development supports are available in the four districts

For further information on what we offer in your local area please contact:

Marie Louise Byrne
Community Development Coordinator
Billy Murphy
Enniscorthy Area Project Officer
Fran Ryan
Wexford Area Project Officer
Sandra Walsh
Clonroche/Bunclody Area Project Officer
Angela Foley
Community Development Project Officer
Eileen Dake
LEADER Project Officer