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Local Development Companies

Building Vibrant, Inclusive Communities across Ireland
Group of woman at the 2019 Expo

Local Development Companies

Building Vibrant, Inclusive Communities across Ireland

COVID-19

Right now, your Local Development Company is open for business through a combination of office work, home and remote working as well as being physically present in the community through their Social Inclusion and Local Employment Service staff, Tús workers, Rural Social Scheme and LEADER staff – observing Social Distancing protocols..

They are offering assistance to you and your community group, especially the most vulnerable.

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Irish Local Development Network (ILDN)

The Irish Local Development Network CLG (ILDN) is the representative body for Ireland’s Local Development Companies (LDCs). These 49 not-for-profit groups are building inclusive, vibrant communities and better life chances for people in every part of Ireland.

They assist communities and disadvantaged persons/groups with personal development and well-being, social inclusion, employment training and placement, enterprise and social enterprise, community development, environment and climate action.

The ILDN Chairperson is Jim Finn, the Manager is Joe Saunders and the Administrator is Tanya Higgins-Carey.

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The Network in Numbers

stats

49

Local Development
Companies

2,100

Staff
Nationwide

15,000+

Community Groups
Assisted Annually

170,000+

Persons Assisted
annually

€330m

Value of Programmes
Delivered Annually