What is CLDC membership?

Membership is open on an ongoing basis.

CLDC is a membership based organisation which connects directly with communities and people on the ground.  Community and voluntary groups, businesses and interested individuals in Co. Clare who support the ethos of CLDC are invited to become registered members, and if they wish, to participate in electing Directors to the Board.  Only community and voluntary groups and businesses can participate in elections.

Membership Flyer

Brochure For Call For Members


 Application Forms

Community & Voluntary Membership Application Form

Business Membership Application Form

Individual Membership Application Form


Register of Members

Community & Voluntary Membership Register

View members here  Community & Voluntary Membership

Business Sector Membership Register

View members here  Business members

Individuals Membership Register

View members here  Individual members


FAQs on Membership


What are the membership criteria?

For community and voluntary groups

  • Be in existence more than 6 months
  • Be active
  • Be not-for-profit
  • Support the CLDC ethos

For businesses

  • Operate in Co. Clare
  • Support the CLDC ethos

For individuals

  • Resident in county or have an active association with Co. Clare
  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Support the CLDC ethos


What are the benefits of membership?

All members will be connected to our information network and can attend the AGM

  • Get regular updates on CLDC news and activities
  • Give feedback and suggestions on what we do
  • Participate in consultation and research for planning future actions
  • Community and voluntary group members can participate in Board elections – as nominees and as voters
  • Business members can participate in Board elections – as nominees and as voters


When are the next Member Elections?

In 2018, directors will be elected to the CLDC board from the membership of the Community & Voluntary and Business Sectors as per the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Elections will be taking place in June 2018.


Why does an individual member not have the benefit of voting or nomination?

The available seats on the Board of CLDC are for the Community & Voluntary and Business Sectors. Only members from these sectors can nominate or vote for people to represent them on the Board of CLDC.


I am a member of a community and voluntary group – Can I join as an individual member? 

You are welcome to become an individual Member of CLDC. Your community & voluntary group can also become a member of CLDC.


How can I attend the AGM?

All members will receive an invitation to the AGM. You will have to register your attendance in advance.


What will happen at the AGM?

The September 2018 AGM Agenda will include:

  • Annual Report Presentation  (Highlights from the past year)
  • Directors Retiring by Rotation
  • Formal appointment of the new Directors (C&V and Business Sector)
  • Re-appointment of Auditor
  • Any Other Business


Who are the current directors of the CLDC Board?

Board Membership May 2018


Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

You can contact us by email or phone 065 686800