• RDP Launch Oct 2014
  • Castlefinn Offical Opening
  • July 9th Carers Event
  • Caring for Carers Event
  • DLDC Wild Geese Business Awards 2014
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Donegal Local Development Company Ltd (DLDC) is a local development company delivering major funding programmes most notably the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme as well as other complimentary programmes.
We operate throughout most of the county of Donegal with the exception of the Inishowen Peninsula where similar services are provided by Inishowen Development Partnership Ltd   www.inishowen.ie
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. Working towards a better future for all in Donegal is our mission; we work with a range of other key stakeholders and funders who help us achieve our mission.
In the current LEADER Programme we have funded over 200 projects investing €12.7million  enabling a total investment of €20 Million in rural communities since 2009.  For additional information http://maps.pobal.ie/#/Map 


We currently deliver the following programmes in partnership with:

Programme Partner(s)
Rural Development Programme (LEADER) Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme Donegal Local Community Development Committee over the years 2015 – 2017. SICAP is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.
Job Initiative Scheme Department of Social Protection
Volunteer Programme (Donegal Volunteer Centre) Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Tús Scheme Department of Social Protection
Rural Social Scheme Department of Social Protection
Countryside Recreation Scheme Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Volunteering in the Community Programme International Fund for Ireland
The Job Club Department of Social Protection
The Traveller’s Job Club Coach Initiative Department of Social Protection


If you are interested in finding out more about the programmes we deliver please click on the links above.


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