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Donegal Local Development Company Ltd (DLDC) is one of fifty independent local development companies established by the Irish Government.
We deliver major funding programmes most notably the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), the Local and Community Development 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 led by the CEO, Dr. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, and 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. The company currently employs some 360 employees and has an annual turnover in excess of €3million.


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 2013 we have helped over 200 local community and voluntary groups through the provision of small grants as well as other supports including job placements, volunteer placements and capacity building.
We have helped over 1000 people improve their job readiness as well as encourage and assist people to start up their own businesses.
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
Local & Community Development Programme POBAL, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
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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