The aim of the scheme is to:
- Provide income support for farmers and fishermen who are currently in receipt of long-term social welfare payments.
- Provide services of benefit to rural communities by harnessing the skills and talents available among low-income farmers and fishermen.
DLDC ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME WAITING LIST.
- Maintaining and enhancing various walking routes (that is, way-marked ways, agreed walks) and bog roads
- Energy conservation work for older people and those at risk of poverty
- Village and countryside enhancement projects
- Social care and care of older people
- Community care for pre-school and after-school groups
- Environmental maintenance work – maintenance and care-taking of community and sporting facilities
- Projects relating to not-for-profit cultural and heritage centers
- Community administration or clerical work
- Any other appropriate community based project identified during the course of the scheme
Participants on the scheme work 19.5 hours per week. These hours are based on a farmer/fisher-friendly schedule. This is to ensure participation on the scheme does not affect your farming/fishing activities.
142 participants are currently employed by DLDC and are placed with over 88 local and community groups undertaking various jobs such as:
- Environmental work
- Administrative/Clerical work
- Youth work
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM /CONTACT FORM
To find out how you or your group could benefit from the Rural Social Scheme, please contact:
Manager Schemes Department on Tel: 074 91 27056