ADDITIONAL RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME PLACES ANNOUNCED

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ADDITIONAL RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME PLACES ANNOUNCED
23 Jan 2017

ADDITIONAL RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME PLACES ANNOUNCED

Farm Business & Credit, Farm Family, Rural Development

Details of where the 500 extra places on the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), secured by IFA in Budget 2017, will be allocated have been announced by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar.

IFA has campaigned for improvements to Farm Assist and increased Rural Social Scheme places for some time and this formed a major part of our Pre-Budget Submission and lobbying campaign.

Participants in RSS must be actively farming or fishing with an underlying entitlement to a qualifying Department of Social Protection payment, such as Farm Assist, in order to be eligible. As well as their Farm Assist/social protection payment, participants receive an additional €22.50 top-up per week under the Rural Social Scheme.

Participation is voluntary and is dependent on the availability of vacancies in the relevant locality. The scheme is administered on a local level by Implementing Bodies on behalf of the Department of Social Protection so if you wish to apply, you should contact your local Development Company for any further information, or for an application form.

Get more details on the Rural Social Scheme and other social protection supports available to farmers

 

Details of additional places 

Implementing Body Current places  Additional places   Revised allocation
Donegal Local Development Co Ltd 76 46 122
Galway Rural Development Co Ltd 156 32 188
Mayo Nth East Leader Part Co Teo 221 30 251
Clare Local Dev Co Ltd 117 26 143
South West Mayo Development Co Ltd 191 25 216
Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd 40 22 62
South Kerry Development Part CLG 138 21 159
Leitrim Integrated Dev Co Ltd 100 21 121
Roscommon Integrated Dev Co Ltd 149 18 167
Breffni Integrated Ltd, Cavan 80 17 97
Co Sligo Leader Partnership Company 124 14 138
Nth & East Kerry Leader Part Teo 89 13 102
East Cork Area Development 8 12 20
Inishowen Rural Development Ltd 30 12 42
IRD Duhallow Ltd 58 11 69
West Cork Development Part Ltd 68 11 79
South Tipperary Development Co 26 11 37
Wexford Local Development Ltd 39 11 50
Longford Community Resources 55 10 65
Forum Connemara Ltd 14 10 24
Westmeath Community Development Ltd 33 7 40
North Tipperary Leader Partnership 37 7 44
Ballyhoura Development Limited 47 6 53
County Kilkenny Leader Partnership 19 5 24
Offaly Integrated Local Dev Co Ltd 52 5 57
Comhar na nOileán Teo. 20 5 25
West Limerick Resources 36 4 40
Carlow Co Development Part Ltd 18 4 22
Laois Community & Enterprise Dev Co 25 4 29
Louth Community Resources 10 4 14
Meath Community Rural & Social Dev 16 4 20
Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd 12 3 15
Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd 17 3 20
Co Wicklow Community Partnership 20 3 23
County Kildare Leader Partnership 22 3 25
Total 2,600 500 3,100

 

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