To provide income support for farmers and fishermen in Ireland who are receipt of long-term social welfare payments. In return, those participating in the scheme will provide certain services that benefit rural communities.
- Maintaining and enhancing various walking routes (that is, way marked ways, agreed walks) and bog roads.
- Energy conservation work for older people and those at risk of poverty.
- Village and countryside enhancement projects.
- Social care and care of older people, community care for both pre-school and after-school groups.
- Environmental maintenance work – maintenance and care-taking of community and sporting facilities.
- Projects relating to not-for-profit cultural and heritage centres.
- Community administration or clerical work.
How long the scheme lasts?
Employment is for 19.5 hours per week for an initial 12-month period, while it is not intended as a permanent employment, there is no definite time limit for participation on the scheme.
How to join the scheme?
- Farm Assist or have a herd or flock number or certain social welfare payments.
- Be a self-employed fisherman/woman on a fishing boat which is entered in the Register of Fishing Boats.
- Be a child or sibling of a qualifying herd or flock owner etc.
- RSS allows low-income farmers and fishers who are unable to earn an adequate living from their farm holding or from fishing earn a supplementary income.
To find out more about the RSS please contact one of our Staff
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