The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) provides participants with farmer-friendly, part-time work in your own locality at times that do not interfere with farm work. You, your spouse or sibling can work 19.5 hours each week. If you are currently in receipt of specified social welfare payments, you can put your talents to good use in some of the community and environmental projects on offer and at the same time obtain income support.
Meath Partnership implements The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) in County Meath on behalf the Department of Social Protection. The scheme aims:
The scheme is operating at its full potential with a supervisor and 22 participants in various positions among 15 community groups across County Meath.
If you are a Community or Voluntary Group interested in availing of the services of an RSS participant for 19.5 hours per week, then Meath Partnership would be delighted to hear from you. The type of work carried out by RSS participants includes:
For more information on becoming a participant on the scheme, or on becoming a Sponsor Organisation, contact Barbara Gaynor, RSS Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 046 9280790.