NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES: A new ‘LEADER Food Initiative’ fund will provide financial supports, including for the renovation and extension of production facilities and the purchasing of processing equipment, as well as supporting participants in the artisan food and beverage sector in areas such as market development, competitiveness, and innovation. West Limerick Resources are encouraging artisan and small food businesses in West Limerick to contact Caitriona Scully to discuss the available funding opportunities, email: [email protected] or 069 66298.


SOCIAL ENTERPRISE STUDY: West Limerick Resources want to hear from you!  Tell us about the declining services in your area and what you think could be done about this. West Limerick Resources are currently conducting a survey and needs analysis of Social Enterprise in West Limerick. The purpose of this study is to identify gaps in community services and facilities across the West Limerick area and also to identify the supports needed by existing Social Enterprises and Groups. This is an opportunity to have your voice and opinions heard and the outcomes of the survey and recommendations will lead to the development of existing and new social enterprise in West Limerick.  All information collected from the survey will be treated in the strictest of confidence. The link to the new survey is here  For further information please contact Katie, at West Limerick Resources, on 069 66294.

KANTOHER COFFEE MORNING – LEADER INFORMATION SESSION: The next coffee morning in Kantoher will take place on Friday June 15th at 11am. Caitriona Scully from West Limerick Resources will present some information on LEADER funding currently available for your business or organisation. For any further enquiries, please contact Patricia O’Sullivan, Kantoher Development Group on 087 114 2048.

LOCAL EXPERTS PROGRAMME: The National Tourism Development Authority are calling on all visitor-facing employees, local volunteers and people in the Limerick community that regularly interact with visitors. If you own a B&B, work in a hotel, restaurant, retail store, taxi company or if you are active in your local community, this programme is for you. Fáilte Ireland has developed a KNOW LIMERICK Local Experts Programme to support those involved in the tourism sector and the local community, who welcome and engage with visitors to Limerick.  This programme will commence with a 3-hour interactive workshop on what to see and do in Limerick on the following dates: Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. This is a Free event and places are on a first come first serve basis. To register for the Workshop please email [email protected]

SOCIAL FARMING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invited people to participate in the day to day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact Stefanie on 087 366 3842 or 069 66290.

SOCIAL INCLUSION & COMMUNITY ACTIVATION PROGRAMME (SICAP):  These initiatives are funded by West Limerick Resources under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 which is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (RES) / YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES): If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning around education, training and employment opportunities. To find out more contact 069 61316 / 069 62222, call in to St Mary’s Road, Newcastle West or follow us on

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS: West Limerick Resources provides ongoing support to Local Community Groups in the West Limerick area. Should your group require any support, guidance or training contact Stefanie 087 366 3842 or Damien 087 9042477.

SELF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS: If you are considering Self Employment and would like to know more about the process involved you should contact our Enterprise Support Officer, Dee Collins 069 62222 or email [email protected].  A series of FREE Enterprise Training Workshops are available covering Steps to Starting Your Business, Book-keeping, Marketing and Health and Safety.

CALLING ALL EMPLOYERS: If you have potential job opportunities and would like to find out more  about our supports and services or you would like to advertise for FREE in our weekly newsletter please contact Dee at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222 or email [email protected].  We would love to hear from you.

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