Irish Local Development Network
Irish Local Development Network CLG (ILDN) is the representative body for the country’s 49 Local Development Companies who deliver RDP LEADER, Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme, Rural Social Scheme, Tús, Local Employment Service, Jobs Clubs, Rural Recreation Programme, The Walks Scheme, Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and social enterprise programmes across rural and urban Ireland.
While these programmes are the core programmes of our members, they also deliver a range of other initiatives at national and European level that enhance the development of their communities through enterprise, training, activation, educational, health and community supports.
Local Development Companies (LDCs) operate in urban, rural and island communities of all population profiles and densities across the entire country.
Currently, ILDN members oversee €330 million worth of economic activity each year supporting labour market access measures, rural development, social inclusion, community development and enterprise activity. The network is the largest non-governmental provider of local development supports and services in the state.