Meath Community Rural and Social Development Partnership Limited (MCRSDP) is the county-wide community organisation responsible for the design and implementation of local, rural and community development programmes in Meath. MCRSDP specialise in building the capacity of communities through the delivery of a range of services and initiatives tackling persistent incidence of exclusion and disadvantage. It plays a strategic role in the economic development of the region and has established a range of local business networks which have as their aim to foster growth in the SME business community locally, with a specific focus on SMEs operating in the food production, agri-business, tourism and hospitality and green technology sectors. MCRSDP run a nationally recognised and accredited training center under the QQI system in Ireland for the provision of specialized VET courses and programmes. Its remit is specifically focused on designing, developing and delivering niche training programmes that are currently not provided by the mainstream VET organisations. MCRSDP is a not-for-profit organisation employing 25 full-time staff.