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The sustainability, vibrancy and future of our rural areas is directly linked to the existence of a range of different indigenous businesses within rural communities.

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SECAD’s employment service aims to you guide towards the right supports depending on your needs and circumstances.

We aim to better equip you as a jobseeker, to avail of job opportunities including training and/or work placements to facilitate your return to employment or self- employment.

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SECAD Partnership works together with local communities, partner organisations and central and local government to meet local needs and support the development and evolution of the community sector.

 

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SECAD Partnership works with unemployed people/jobseekers to match them with suitable work placement opportunities in groups across communities.

Work placements aim to benefit the participant and the voluntary organisations in which they work.

Environment

Living in a good quality environment is an essential element of a sustainable community.

Through our Wild Work initiative we collaborate with communities, environment focused organisations and partners to initiate practical environmental actions and sustainable local development.

Corporate & Business Opportunities

SECAD Partnership works across the corporate sector, government and communities to help bridge gaps and manage the often complex allocation of public or private funds aimed at meeting local needs and stimulating rural and community development.

SECAD Partnership provides a range of innovative and effective rural development and social inclusion supports to motivate and empower local communities to create a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive society.

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LEADER Food Initiative for Artisan, Micro and Small Food Producers

€15 million has been allocated nationally by the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Dept of Rural and Community Development to the LEADER Food Initiative (Rural Development Programme 2014-2020). Expressions of Interest and full applications are now being accepted.

This initiative aims to support new and existing food and beverage producers to address emerging challenges through investment in areas such as (1) market development, (2) competitiveness, and (3) innovation.

Support for food producers, may include, but is not limited to, the following:
• Artisan, Micro and Small food producers, including those with a focus on collaborative proposals, aimed at production quality and market issues;
• Regional product development, including a focus on marketing distinctive local foodstuffs;
• Marketing and processing for strategically identified sectors, including honey and apple processors;
• Improved marketing, product quality and business skills through support for innovative collaborative processes and so address challenges to co-operation identified in studies on facilitating short supply chains e.g. entry barriers, the need for shared understanding, skills/training, and marketing and business skills deficits.

How to apply
Applications are managed through the LEADER LAGs with applications being processed by the LEADER Implementing partners and recommendations made by the LCDC’s to the DAFM and DRCD. Qualifying projects seeking between €5,000 and €200,000 in grant aid are eligible to apply.

The Implementing Partner for LEADER / LEADER Food in South and West Cork is SECAD Partnership CLG.

For further Information and to make an Application

Contact:

Ross Curley (West Cork based projects) rcurley@secad.ie

OR

Katie Kearns (South Cork based food projects) kkearns@secad.ie

Contact SECAD on 021-4613432
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SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park,
Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 Y893

+353 21 4613432

info@secad.ie