Rural Social Scheme

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:

  • Caretaking/cleaning
  • Environmental work
  • Administrative/Clerical work
  • Childcare
  • Youth work

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To find out how you or your group could benefit from the Rural Social Scheme, please contact:

Patrick McDaid
Manager Schemes Department on  Tel: 074 91 27056

Patrick McDaid
Schemes Mangager

Maura Moss
RSS Supervisor

Louise McCafferty
RSS Supervisor

Mary McMenamin
RSS Supervisor

Angela Wren
RSS Supervisor

Sheila Spence
RSS Supervisor