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Waterford Area Partnership was established in November 1995.

It is one of 49 Local Development Companies operating throughout Ireland.

Local Development Companies (LDCs) are governed by partnerships between the state and community & voluntary sector with a mission to deliver programmes and services that meet the needs of local communities and improve the quality of life for our citizens.

Our programmes and services cover areas such as; rural development & community development, addressing food poverty, employment training & access, education & personal development opportunities, start your own business / social enterprise and climate action.

Waterford Area Partnership is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organisation that takes a bottom up approach to the development of local services and programmes and welcomes engagement from all groups and individuals who align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Want to know more about what we can do for you or your community?

Contact us at

Strategic Plan 2024-228
WAP Strategic Plan 2024-2028

Our Vision

A diverse and inclusive society that values everyone through promoting access, participation, equality and human rights.

Our Mission

We work in collaboration with others to empower communities
and individuals by implementing person-centred programmes and
activities that support social inclusion and equality.

Our Values

• Innovation
• Courage
• Collaboration
• Integrity
• Person-Centred

Jacinta Carroll
Jacinta Carroll from SICAP Goal 1 staff


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