The KLP Rural Social Scheme is recruiting now.

Gain work experience &  improve self confidence

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership is seeking participants for the Rural Social Scheme.

We aim to provide income support for farmers & fishermen who are currently in receipt of long-term social welfare payment.



To participate in the scheme you must be getting either Farm Assist OR if you are actively farming or fishing you may qualify for the scheme if you are also getting one of the following social welfare payments:

  1. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  2. Disability Allowance
  3. One-Parent Family Payment
  4. Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension
  5. Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension
  6. Increase for a Qualified Adult under 66 years of age as part of your spouse, cohabitant or civil partner’s State Pension (Non-Contributory)

(The dependent spouse of a person qualified will also be eligible to participate in the scheme as an alternate)

You will work 19.5 hours per week and these hours will be based on a farmer schedule. We are currently seeking Applicants for a waiting list to fill vacancies as they arise.

If you wish to find out more about the Rural Social Scheme or Farm Assist contact Kilkenny LEADER Partnership: 056 7752111 or email the KLP RSS Supervisor:

Any Community/Voluntary Group interested in applying for RSS Workers should also Contact Avondhu Blackwater Partnership for more information.