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South West Mayo Development Company features in Study examining Supports for new Communities Print

South West Mayo Development Company (SWMDC), has welcomed the launch by Minister for Community Development Joe O'Brien TD of a report on the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme's (SICAP) role in supporting migrants.

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South West Mayo Development Company welcomes increased LEADER Allocation for 2021 & 2022 Print

South West Mayo Development Company, a member of the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) which represent the 35 Local Development Companies (LDCs) that deliver the LEADER Programme nationally, have welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, of an increased allocation of €70 million in 2021 & 2022 for the LEADER Programme.

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Social Enterprise Training in Mayo Print

Co-operating to Succeed is an imaginative and practical programme to support social enterprises in Co. Mayo.

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Free Online Training for Public Service Jobs Print

South West Maya Development is currently accepting eligible applicants of the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for free, online training to prepare for the assessment test stage in Public Service Job application.

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South West Mayo Development Company Commended for Excellence in Public Service Print

South West Mayo Development Company (SWMDC) features in an Excellence in Customer Service Case Studies publication launched on Wednesday, 9th December 2020 by Ossian Smyth TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, at the 2020 Annual Quality Customer Service Conference.

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Mayo Food & Drink Strategy 2020-2025 Print

The manufacture of food and drink products is Ireland's most important indigenous industry with a turnover of €27.5 billion. Our food and drink sector is vibrant and growing.

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Funding Boost for Social Enterprises Print
Five organisations in the South and West Mayo area will benefit from a total allocation €51,090 through the Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises. This is the largest allocation of funds made to any of the forty-nine Local Development Companies in the country.
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Launch of ‘Social Farming and Intellectual Disability Services’ by Minister Finian McGrath Print

The ordinary Irish working farm is proving to be a place where people with intellectual disabilities are supported to grow and develop new interests and experiences, to be themselves, to contribute in a very real way to the life of the farm, to build friendships and natural community connections and to have a lot of fun too. This was the clear message from the launch of a new piece of Irish based research published by Social Farming Ireland and launched by Minister Finian McGrath T.D. on the farm of Anna and Oliver Dixon near Claremorris, Co. Mayo on the 23rd of July.

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Social Farming Mayo receives Corporate Sponsorship Print

CBE Claremorris have announced their support of Val, a very valuable employee, for his social farming placement. Val, who accesses services from Western Care, has been going to Joe Kelly's farm in Kiltimagh since last year.

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The Monthly Walk for December Print

Martin has now completed the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. The final leg takes him from Aughagower to Murrisk and you can read about it here.

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Rural Social Scheme - Participant Panel Print

The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is an employment programme where participants work part-time (19.5 hours per week) in local community organisations e.g. community centres, tidy-towns groups, sports clubs etc.

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