Wexford Local Development (WLD) and our predecessor organisation the Wexford Organisation for Rural Development (WORD) have successfully supported Wexford communities and small businesses under the LEADER programme since 1991.
We have built a track record of working with local community leaders and businesses to assess their needs and to provide supports to help them prosper.
Under the most recent LEADER programme, which was been operational from 2009-2013, we awarded €9 million in grant aid throughout Co. Wexford. We have worked with local communities and businesses to ensure that this grant aid has been delivered to projects which will provide real benefit to rural Wexford. This grant aid has greatly improved the facilities available to local communities and has created hundreds of sustainable jobs in all parts of Co. Wexford.
We recently published a newsletter to explain some of the work we has taken place under the most recent LEADER programme and some of the benefits it brought to Co. Wexford. The newsletter can be read here: LEADER Newsletter