Clare Local Development Company

About CLDC

Clare Local Development Company has over 21 years experience of providing a wide range of local development services including training, work placements, grants and advice.

Currently the company employs over 200 people on a wide range of programs and schemes LEADER, SICAP (Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme) Local Training Initiatives, Rural Social Scheme, Community Employment Scheme and Rural Recreation Project and Tús.

Vision – Our vision for Co. Clare is an enterprising county of inclusive and vibrant communities.

Our Mission – The mission of CLDC is to promote and deliver supports and services for social inclusion, enterprise, rural and community development, both from our own resources and in collaboration with other agencies.

Our Services – We provide a diverse range of supports and services to community and voluntary groups, social inclusion target groups, small businesses, farm families and potential entrepreneurs. Some of our services are available throughout the county, whilst others are limited to specific geographical areas. We collaborate with a wide range of local organisations in the delivery of our services.

Ethos – Our ethos is based on equality, being inclusive and community led. We believe in building the capacity of people and communities to address their own development needs and we work in partnership with other local bodies to deliver the best outcomes for the county.

About CLDC

Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) is a community led local development organisation.
Established in 2009, it is led by a voluntary Board of Directors from community and voluntary groups, social partners, local government and state bodies.

CLDC has over 21 years’ experience of delivering to communities on the ground, providing a wide range of local development services including training, work placements, grants and advice.

What is our ethos?

CLDC’s ethos is based on equality, being inclusive and community led. We believe in building the capacity of people and communities to address their own development needs and we work in partnership with other local bodies to deliver the best outcomes for the county.

What does CLDC deliver?

CLDC delivers a range of social inclusion, community, rural development and enterprise supports to communities and businesses on the ground in Co. Clare including:
LEADER
SICAP
Rural Social Scheme
Tús
Local Training Initiatives
Rural Walks Scheme
Community Employment Scheme
Co. Clare Wood Energy Project?