Welcome to the Website of Donegal Local Development CLG. (DLDC)

DLDC is a local development company in Donegal working with representatives from communities, the state agencies, employers, trade unions and elected representatives with the aim of improving the lives of communities in Donegal. We work to improve the opportunities for people and communities in County Donegal to bring about positive changes in their own lives and in their community. We offer a range of programmes and services to support individuals, local organisations, groups and communities in the areas where we work. We support all people and groups in our community including people looking for work, students, people starting their own business, children and families, young people, older people, parents and guardians. We serve as a bridge between our local community, the state and the private sector. This enables us to secure resources and create opportunities for people to access education, training, employment, enterprise, family supports and youth programmes.

We hope that you find our website as a helpful and an informative source of assistance and we would encourage you make contact with our officers across our programmes to follow up on the supports that we have to offer.

Best wishes,

Padraic Fingleton

CEO

DLDC manages EU and National programmes and projects as follows:

  1. Rural Development Programme/LEADER (RDP 2014-2020)
  2. Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP 2015-2017)
  3. Tús
  4. Rural Social Scheme
  5. Volunteer Centre
  6. Job Club
  7. Job Initiative
  8. Traveller Job Coach
  9. Country Recreation Programme
  10. CE Childcare Scheme
  11. Donegal Refugee Resettlement Programme

Our catchment area covers all of Donegal except for Inishowen.

The exceptions to this are as follows:

  • The Volunteer Centre, Traveller Job Coach and Rural Recreation Programme cover the whole County of Donegal.
  • Udaras na Gaeltacht delivers the RDP 2014-2020 programme in the Gaeltacht.

Donegal Local Development CLG is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. DLDC is governed by a Board of Directors whose membership is in keeping with the Irish “social partnership” model. The Board of Directors is the ultimate decision making body within the organisation with representatives from the community and voluntary sector, social partners, statutory agencies and public representatives to devise and implement solutions to the disadvantage experienced in Donegal. In addition to annual independent financial audit the Partnership is subject to Internal Audits by each of its funders.

Our current Board of Directors are as follows:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jim Slevin
Chairman

IBEC

John Starrett
Vice Chairman

IFA

Patrick Sweeney
Treasurer

North Donegal Community Network

Louise Breslin
Secretary

South Donegal Community Forum

James McClean
Company Director

East Donegal Community Forum

Anne McHugh
Company Director

Donegal Education and Training Board

Ian McGarvey
Company Director

Donegal County Council

Geraldine Boyce
Company Director

North Donegal Community Network

Dolores O'Kelly
Company Director

East Donegal Community Forum

John Cannon
Company Director

Teagasc

Johnny Ward
Company Director

South Donegal Community Forum

Michael Mullan
Company Director

South Donegal Community Forum

Noel Jordan
Company Director

Donegal County Council

Siobhan Sweeney
Company Director

Dept. Social Protection

Colin McNulty
Company Director

Donegal County Council

Patrick J Hanon
Company Director

ICTU

Peter Walker
Company Director

HSE West

Ethna Diver
Company Director

Irish Environmental Network

Síle Uí Ghallchóir
Company Director

Forám Pobail Ghaeltact Thír Chonaill

Michelle Doherty
Company Director

Macra Na Feirme