The Finnish Drama Community in Yvelieska have welcomed Mullingar Charity Variety Group and Pic Drama Group Clara who will take part in a transnational theatre training programme in Finland over the coming days.
LEADER is a community led approach to local development funded through Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. It supports locally identified initiatives that seek to address locally identified needs and challenges. It is delivered in each region by a Local Action Group (LAG). In County Westmeath this is Westmeath Local Community Development Committee (WLCDC) in partnership with Westmeath County Council (WCC) as the Financial Partner and Westmeath Community Development (WCD) as the Implementing Partner. WCD provides direct support to potential applicants seeking funds under the LEADER Programme.
LEADER 2014-2020 covers the geographically area of County of Westmeath, funding of €7,384,205 will cover a number of themes outlined in the Westmeath Local Development Strategy for the duration of the programme. The Programme includes a number of themes and sub themes that reflect the overarching needs of rural Ireland.
LEADER THEMES and SUB THEMES
Expression of Interest/Application Process:
All potential applicants are required to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) Form. This form is available on request from the LEADER Section of Westmeath Community Development on 044 93 48571 Email: email@example.com.
For further assistance regarding LEADER in Westmeath please contact any of the following:
Bernie Leavy firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Geoghegan email@example.com
Peter Ormond firstname.lastname@example.org
Darina Coughlan email@example.com
Despite the inclement weather, an enthusiastic crowd was present in Willow Park community house for the official opening of Willow Park and Meadowbrook Amenity Park.
The park was funded by Westmeath Local Community Development Committee, the Department of Rural and Community Development under the LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Westmeath County Council and the local community and is located beside the community house. Willow Park was the first Rapid area in Westmeath to be approved for LEADER funding and as a RAPID area qualified for 90% LEADER grant aid.
Westmeath Community Development, under the LEADER 2014-2020 programme, awarded grant aid to Midland Regional Youth Services t/a Youth Work Ireland Midlands, the project promotor, for this Instrumental Outreach Programme project.
The Instrumental Outreach Programme aims were to develop a bank of musical instruments allowing children and young people to access and benefit from learning a musical instrument without the burden of making an investment as well promoting social inclusion. Watch the youtube video above to learn more.
L to R : Bernie Leavy, LEADER Programme, Westmeath Community Development, Anita Keane, Bernie Winters, James Buckley and Anita Kelly – all from Rosemount Playground Committee with Peter Ormond , LEADER Westmeath Community Development and Cllr. Tom Farrell.
The official opening of the Rosemount Playground took place on Saturday 21st September 2019. The playground was funded by the LEADER Programme 2014-2020, Westmeath County Council and the local community. The playground is located in the GAA grounds in the village and is a most welcome addition to the recreational and community facilities already in situ at the grounds.
Bernie Leavy LEADER Programme, Westmeath Community Development with Alison Beattie from Delvin based company Agri-Promotions Ltd (Farm Wardrobe). The business has been supported by the LEADER Programme which has enabled it to expand and cater for the increasing demand primarily from the agricultural sector for promotional clothing.
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