We provide a range of targeted community development supports to local community groups with priority given to specific geographical communities where there are higher levels of need.
We also work with groups of people who are considered to have higher levels of barriers to social inclusion – such as lone parents, People Seeking International Protection/migrants/Refugees, Travellers, Roma and people with disabilities.
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 below average; equality of opportunity is below what is considered to be the norm in Irish society.
Oftentimes community facilities and services in the area are lacking or inaccessible to those who need them most and additional resources are required to strengthen these communities to have their voices heard with decision makers.
Our three main areas of Community supports include:
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.
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 for facilities, training or specific capital projects 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 or women’s/men’s groups & we can also help to source additional funding streams for your local project under the SICAP Programme.
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.
WLD Community Development supports are available in the four districts
For further information on what we offer in your local area please contact: