ABOUT SECAD

Who we are, What we do 

WHAT IS SECAD?

 

SECAD stands for South and East Cork Area Development. It is a partnership company, one of thiry eight in Ireland.  This means that it works in partnership with state agencies such as the VEC, Solas, local authorities, the community sector and social partners such as employer, trade union, farming and environmental sectors. SECAD is funded by the government to roll out programmes such as the Rural Development Programme, The Local Community Development Programme, the Rural Transport Programme, South and East Cork Tourism, the Equality for Women measure, the Rural Social Scheme, the Tús workplacement scheme and others.

 

WHAT AREAS ARE COVERED BY SECAD?

 

The area stretches from Ballincollig to Youghal Bridge and includes Douglas, Glanmire, Carrigaline, Cobh, Carrigtwohill and Midleton. VIEW THE MAP

 

WHAT CAN SECAD DO FOR YOU?

 

SECAD provides employment supports to individuals and groups who are seeking employment, education or training. SECAD also provides an information service in five locations in East Cork, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton and Youghal.

SECAD provides supports in the form of mentoring, training courses, small grants and networking to people setting up their own business. Under the Local and Community Development Programme SECAD provides a range of supports to communities and individuals e.g. funding for community projects, training courses for community groups, training programmes to support people who are seeking work or education, supports for mental health projects and support for youth projects.

SECAD operates a community based rural transport service.

SECAD provides significant funding to enterprise projects under the Rural Development Programme (RDP). It should be noted that you can apply for this funding if you are living in any area of South and East Cork, e.g. Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Midleton, Youghal, Cobh, Glanmire and Douglas. The RDP funds projects in Non-Agricultural, Activities, Business creation and development, Encouragement of Tourism Activities, Basic services for the Economy and Rural Population, Village Renewal and Development Conservation and Upgrading of the Rural Heritage.

BUSINESS IMPACT

Taken from Impact Report 2012-2013

BUSINESS INFO GRAPHICS

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Taken from Impact Report 2010-2013

COMMUNITY INFO GRAPHICS

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We had a very positive week with our Opportunities Mornings, thank you to all those who got involved. http://t.co/uc3XdLoSDu
RT @C103Cork: Further discussions now on cuts to Leader funding @WestCorkDevPshp @AvonBlack @BallyhouraDev #IRDDuhallow @SECADCork #CorkTod
RT @breakingnewsie: The clocks go forward this weekend - don't forget! http://t.co/zf2tkiyNP2 http://t.co/aewIP3G6nY
SECAD Opportunities Mornings take place this week! We will be in Cumann na Daoine, Youghal tomorrow from 10. More info from 021-4613432
Had the pleasure of a quick coffee break @HassettsBakery this morning. Always nice to visit some of the great projects we have supported!
RT @CRY104fm: Helen Cuddigan from Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours will be in studio with @jusmaher at 1.30 today. http://t.co/51YZiW17CD
RT @breakingnewsie: This drone footage of Cobh makes the town look very pretty http://t.co/q2Urhi3Ijf http://t.co/AfpH6etafa
RT @LIBA_Cork: Congrats to Yasmin Hyde and all @BallymaloeRelis on their new listings in Tesco UK #littleislandistheplacetobe http://t.co/K…
RT @EastCorkJournal: Check out our @SECADCork notice board in this weeks paper @MidletonChamber @CobhHarCham @GlanmireNetwork
RT @EastCorkJournal: @seansherlocktd confirms 10.7% drop in the East Cork live register for February @MidletonChamber @SECADCork @louisebwi