Meath Partnership is a county-wide organisation responsible for the design and implementation of local, rural and community development programmes across our region. We specialise in building the capacity of local communities through the design and implementation of a range of projects and programmes tackling persistent incidence of exclusion and disadvantage. We are a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status and employ 23 full-time staff. We are responsible for the implementation of the LEADER Rural Development Programme in our territory, and focus on improving the economic, social and cultural quality of life through the creation of sustainable rural communities in County Meath. We provide the following services and supports to our clients and target groups: • Capital investment, training opportunities and mentoring support for the development and expansion of micro-enterprises • Confidential on-line and face-to-face career coaching and mentoring service for job-seekers • Targeted training and HR support to local employers and employees • Up-skilling opportunities to low-skilled workers and job-seekers through work-placement programmes • Industry-focused training opportunities for job-seekers in the areas of e-business, eco-tourism, artisan food, creative industries, renewable energy, tourism and hospitality, etc.