If you are interested you may contact:
Karyn Cronin, Community Worker
Are you under 35 and would like to begin an exciting new career in horticulture? Delivered by top industry professionals in the historic setting of Belvedere House & Gardens Mullingar, Westmeath Community Development's Level 5 programme in horticulture commences on 16th September - so register now to secure your place.
Online survey provides an opportunity to contribute to the next phase of rural development policy for Ireland
Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today launched an online survey seeking the views of the public on key challenges and opportunities for rural Ireland over the coming five years.
The survey is part of a consultation process being undertaken by the Department of Rural and Community Development to inform the development of a new, whole-of-Government policy for rural Ireland for the period 2020-2025.
The public consultation survey is available online here until Friday 11 October 2019.
Calling all Communities and Enterprises based in Co Westmeath….
Could your Community or Enterprise benefit from ICT supports?
Westmeath Community Development on behalf of the Local Action Group Westmeath Local Community Development Committee is inviting Expressions of Interest from those interested in seeking grant aid for ICT (Information Communication Technology) Support under the following headings:
Published: 28 August 2019
From: Department of Rural and Community Development
The Strategy to Support the Community & Voluntary Sector in Ireland sets out a long-term vision for our communities in Ireland. With actions to be implemented over the next five years, the Strategy sets a general direction of travel for Government policy in relation to community development, local development and the community and voluntary sector for the coming years. It also copper-fastens the renewed relationship and partnership between Government and the community and voluntary sector which has developed during the course of its preparation.
The Strategy realises the intent of the 2016 Framework Policy for Local and Community Development (Framework Policy) and fulfils the commitment in the Programme for a Partnership Government to – produce a coherent policy framework and develop a strategy to support the community and voluntary sector and encourage a cooperative approach between public bodies and the community and voluntary sector.