What is Wexford Rural Social Scheme?

The Rural Social Scheme was initiated by the Minister for Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr. Eamon O Cuiv, T.D., and announced in the budget of December 2003.  This programme allows low-income farmers and fishermen who are unable to earn an adequate living from their holding/fishing, to earn a supplementary income.

Wexford Local Development at present has a total of 39 participants working in the following areas:

  • Maintaining Walkways
  • Community & Village Maintenance
  • Administration/Maintenance/Caretaking of Community & Sporting Facilities
  • Maintaining Cultural & Heritage Centres/Not-for-Profit Projects
  • Childcare/Youth work
  • Care of the Elderly

Wexford Local Development regularly updates its waiting list for Participants and if you are a farmer or fisherman or spouse thereof and are in receipt of any of the following payments then you may be eligible to gain employment on our Rural Social Scheme:

  • Farm Assist/Fish Assist
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Recipients of one-parent family payments
  • Widow(ers) Pension (contributory and non-contributory)

Community groups in County Wexford are benefiting from the skills and talents of local farmers and fishermen under this scheme.

For further information please contact our office on 053 9155800 or 053 9155864 or email a team member below.  You can also call in person to our Rural Social Scheme offices at Wexford Local Development, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy or Spawell Road, Wexford. 

The RSS Team: