Wexford Local Development Ltd (WLD) is one of 52 Local Development Companies in Ireland. A wide range of interlinked programmes are delivered on behalf of local and national Government to address the needs of individuals and communities across the life cycle within County Wexford. Wexford Local Development is a community based organisation working for County Wexford. With an ethos committed to making a positive impact across the county by promoting employment, inclusion, supporting enterprise and addressing inequality.
“To enable specific individuals and communities to achieve a better social and economic quality of life by improving their opportunities for employment and by addressing inequality”.
“To be a highly effective and innovative community based, people cantered, organisation”.
Wexford Local Development is funded by a number of Government agencies and Departments to deliver a range of programmes which address unemployment, educational disadvantaged, community development in areas of socio-economic disadvantage, rural development, enterprise development, improve energy efficiency amongst low income households, and tackle substance misuse and criminal behaviour. Programmes engage and provide support to:
- Individuals, from specific groups including the unemployed, lone parents, people with a disability, new communities, members of the Travelling community, people involved in substance misuse and/or criminal behaviour and young people by providing opportunities to avail of lifelong learning, personal development and employment supports and facilitating their participation in their local community.
- Children and families living in disadvantaged areas, providing services and educational opportunities in the places where they live.
- Community groups, assisting them to promote equality, improve local facilities and services provision and represent the people of their area and their issues in decision making structures, and
- Enterprises, providing access to schemes such as the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, Local Training Initiatives (LTI), mentoring and business development skills under SICAP and training and grant aid under the LEADER programme.