Become a SWMDC Affiliated Member!
South West Mayo Development Company (SWMDC) was established in 1991 by community and voluntary groups from Westport, Newport, Castlebar, Balla, Ballintubber, Carnacon, Louisburgh and Ballinrobe to revitalise south and west Mayo after years of underinvestment. We did this through a pilot programme known as LEADER.
We are now inviting your community voluntary group or organisation to join us and become a SWMDC affiliate member. As an affiliate member your group or organisation will have the opportunity to shape our future direction and share in our success.
Since 1991, we have secured over €30 million in funding for local projects and other community supports through programmes such as:
- Successive LEADER Programmes
- Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
- Rural Social Scheme (RSS)
- Tús Initiative
- Community Employment (CE) Schemes
- Rural Recreation and Walks Scheme
- Asylum, Migration and Integration funded programmes (WIN Mayo)
- Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF)
- HSE funded programmes – Community Connector, EROC and Roma/Migrant Community Supports
- Social Farming Programme
- Community Futures
- Living Well Programme
Our Strategic Plan 2021 – 2027 aims to ensure that SWMDC is resilient, flexible, and adaptable in the face of change and to continue to build up communities in County Mayo into the future.
Over 400 community groups and organisations benefitted from our work in the last year alone.
What are the benefits of being a SWMDC affiliate member?
As an affiliated community/voluntary organisation, you will:
How much does affiliation cost?
€50 per year.
How can my community/voluntary group or organisation become a SWMDC affiliate member?
Please send your completed Application Form and your:
To: South West Mayo Development Co., George’s Street, Newport, Co. Mayo, F28 X329
Please do not post cash. You can drop cash into our Newport or Balla offices.
Electronic copies of documents can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens once we pay our affiliation fee?
Once we receive your paperwork and payment, we will send you:
This affiliation programme is limited to South West Mayo Development Company CLG. It is not linked in any way to the Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN). South West Mayo Development Company has very close ties with the PPN and Mayo County Council.
Regardless of affiliation, we will continue to support all community/voluntary groups and organisations in our areas of operation.