Announcement of Increased LEADER Funding for 2021-2022 Welcomed

South Kerry Development Partnership, a member of the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) who represent the 35 Local Development Companies (LDCs) who deliver the LEADER Programme nationally, have welcomed the announcement by the, Minister for Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine Charlie McConalogue TD, of an increased national allocation of €70 million in 2021 & 2022 for the LEADER Programme.

Welcoming the announcement, Noel Spillane, SKDP CEO said; South Kerry Development Partnership and ILDN have been calling recently for the Government to utilise funding available from the EU for Rural Development, for the purposes of LEADER. As the deliverers of LEADER in South Kerry we are greatly encouraged by today’s announcement of an increased National allocation of €70 million to the end of 2022.”

“The LEADER Programme offers the ideal vehicle for the delivery of development funding to Rural Areas in the most effective manner. The allocation of this increased funding will deliver critical stimulus to Rural areas to help drive the post Covid recovery. Furthermore, the funding announced today will ensure that more vital projects in South Kerry focused on climate change, digital transformation, remote working and enterprise development can be progressed in our rural communities to meet the expectations of the EU in terms of the requirements of its Recovery funding criteria.


Middletown Autism International Conference 2021

Mairead O’ Sullivan SICAP education and training officer wants to bring this event to your attention, Middletown Autism have provided many workshops in the past for parents and professionals in South Kerry through our SICAP programme.

NUI Galway is conducting a research study on the ‘Impact of Pain in Autism Spectrum Disorder’.  If you would like to find out how you could become involved in this study, please contact [email protected]



Marketing Officer Role

LIVE is a collaboration between Welsh and Irish community organisations, academic departments and local governments. LIVE’s aims are to enable coastal communities to promote their natural and cultural assets, creating opportunities for sustainable tourism, especially outside of the traditional peak tourist seasons. LIVE are Looking for a Marketing Officer with strong digital skills.

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Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2020

Call for Nominations for Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards in association with Lee Strand

The Kerry Division of An Garda Síochána in association with Lee Strand Milk are calling for nominations for young people between the ages of 13 years and 21 years to recognise the great contribution young people have made and continue to make to their communities in Kerry during these challenging times. Closing Date Is on Friday February 26th at 12pm.

Nomination Form



Crafting Business Seminar: 22 – 23 February 2021

The project partners of the Creative Europe project ‘Crafting Europe’, are delighted to announce our first ‘Crafting Business Seminar’. This programme aimed to share expertise and knowledge to support the business development of newcomers to the industry. Event takes place 22nd and 23rd February 2021 from 10am to 12.15pm.


Crafting Business Seminar: 22 – 23 February 2021