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Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 Print

The Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014 - 2020 is now open for applications.

Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme Print


South West Mayo Development Company is contracted by Mayo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) to implement the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) in the Castlebar Municipal District, the Claremorris Municipal District and the Mayo Islands.

Rural Social Scheme Print

The aims of the RSS are to provide income support for farmers and fishermen who are currently in receipt of specified Social Welfare payments, and to provide certain services of benefit to rural communities. The RSS allows low-income farmers and fishermen who are unable to earn an adequate living from their farm holding/fishing, to earn a supplementary income.

Rural Recreation & Walks Scheme Print

The Rural Recreation Programme enables the Company to employ a Rural Recreation Officer.  The responsibilities of this person include the following:

  • Promoting and encouraging the development, delivery and improvement of recreational projects, infrastructure and activities including land, water and air based activities
  • Development, improvement and promotion of other outdoor recreational activities, including mountain access
  • Management of the Walks Scheme
Community Employment Print

The West Mayo Community Employment Scheme is a joint initiative of South West Mayo Development Company and The Department of Social Protection

Claremorris Local Training Initiative Print

The Local Training Initiative programme is a project-based training and work experience programme carried out in the local community run by local community groups. The programme allows local communities to carry out valuable and necessary projects of benefit to their communities, while at the same time training participants in areas related to the project work so that they can go on to gain employment or progress to further training.  Anyone who is unemployed and over the age of 16, at any level of literacy, is eligible to participate.  Each person attending does so for 45 weeks.

Tús Print

Tús aims to provide short-term, quality work opportunities for those who are unemployed and to provide certain services of benefit to communities.

Tús will be managed at a local level, on behalf of the Department of Social Protection, by the Local Development Companies and in the Gaeltacht by Údarás na Gaeltachta.

South West Mayo Development Company has an allocation of 140 places in its area of operation.

Western Region Drugs Task Force Print

The Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF) is a co-ordinating body set up in May 2003 as one of the key recommendations of the National Drugs Strategy 2001-2008. It was established to research, develop and implement, using a partnership approach, a coordinated, regionally appropriate response to substance misuse.

The WRDTF has funded projects that support and assist in the implementation of the its new strategic plan 'The Way Forward' 2011-2014. South West Mayo Development Company is working in partnership with the WRDTF on projects in the Mayo and north Roscommon areas.


South West Mayo Development Company, Main Company Office, Georges Street, Newport, Co. Mayo, (F28 X329) Ireland.
T: +353 (0) 98 41950  F: +353 (0) 98 41952  E: info@southmayo.com

Rural Social Scheme Office, Main Street, Balla, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
T: +353 (0) 94 9366692  F: +353 (0) 94 9366693 E: rss@southmayo.com

Registered in Dublin 182222. Recognised by the Revenue Commissioners as a Charity No. CHY 10482
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