Tag Archives: LEADER

Rural Social Scheme taking Applications for Community Groups

County Kilkenny Leader Partnership Company Ltd. administers the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) on behalf of the department of Social Protection in County Kilkenny. Community Groups who wish to avail of the Rural social Scheme may apply now. Rural Social Scheme 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014 For:  COMMUNITY /VOLUNTARY GROUPS Applications are now being…
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Launch of Environmental Training Course

The launch and introduction to the Environmental, Heritage and Media Training Course for Tidy Towns and Community Groups in Kilkenny took place on the 16th of January. Up to 10 tidy towns and community groups in Kilkenny have attended and signed up for the course. The course tutor, Billy Flynn, Flynn of Furney Environmental Consultants…
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Health and Fitness Course Recruiting Now.

Health and Fitness Course now Recruiting  Get a Level 3 FETAC Certificate in Health and Fitness in 10 weeks. Start date 12th February Venue O'Loughlin Court Time 10 00am -12 30pm Cost NO COST For more infrmation Contact Una   087 6536352 or email una.mcgrath@cklp.ie Download the Health and Fitness Poster Health and Fitness12FEBlr  Call…
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Proposals place LEADER in danger…..

This is a tale of two policy decisions; one that has had a crucial influence on rural Ireland’s development and the other that proposes to make serious changes to the original decision. There’s over twenty years between the decisions and that period may well come to be seen in local development circles as the ‘LEADER…
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LEADER Support for Food Projects in Jeopardy

The posts on this blog may sometimes seem discursive- whimsical even. But this one focuses on a matter of extreme urgency for LEADER companies such as Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP). The shocking discovery (there’s no better phrase) that we were not supposed to be funding food projects became news to us in January this year.…
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Where are the Rural Development Policies?

It’s conference season again! That annual review and renewal ritual that all sectors participate- or indulge in. Be you a gas and oil prospector, a hairdresser, a vegan or a pacifist, chances are you will have an annual navel-gazing session. And although some like the teacher unions prefer spring- autumn is the time when it…
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Where’s the Next Big Festival Coming From?

The Network was formed a little over a year ago ... In that time the Network has moved from collective sessions on marketing, health & safety, scheduling, etc. to agreeing on sharing of festival equipment, developing a common constitution and even adopting a logo for use in shared signage. Remarkable progress in little more than a year.

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Green Energy Training Programme 2011 – Kilkenny

The Green Energy Training Programme kicked off in Kilkenny on 4th May with a fully packed classroom on the Renewable Energy Systems course. The programme is being support under the Leader programme with Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency facilitating the running of the courses. No better time for these courses to be run with the governments…
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News from the Food Front

The good news on the critical issue of LEADER’s eligibility to fund food projects is that a number of possible solutions have been identified. The bad news is that it will still be some time before LEADER companies like Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) can actually entertain new applications.

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