Clare Local Development Company

About CLDC

Clare Local Development Company is a local, community-led organisation committed to the support and empowerment of communities and individuals in County Clare. We work collaboratively to deliver programs that support equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Established in 2009, it is led by a voluntary Board of Directors from community and voluntary groups, social partners, local government and state bodies.

Currently the company employs over 200 people on a wide range of programs and schemes LEADER, SICAP (Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme) Local Training Initiatives, Rural Social Scheme, Community Employment Scheme and Rural Recreation Project and Tús.

Vision – Our vision for Co. Clare is an enterprising county of inclusive and vibrant communities.

Our Mission – The mission of CLDC is to promote and deliver supports and services for social inclusion, enterprise, rural and community development, both from our own resources and in collaboration with other agencies.

Our Services – We provide a diverse range of supports and services to community and voluntary groups, social inclusion target groups, small businesses, farm families and potential entrepreneurs. Some of our services are available throughout the county, whilst others are limited to specific geographical areas. We collaborate with a wide range of local organisations in the delivery of our services.

Ethos – Our ethos is based on equality, being inclusive and community led. We believe in building the capacity of people and communities to address their own development needs and we work in partnership with other local bodies to deliver the best outcomes for the county.



Get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the supports we offer.
Our office is located at Unit 1, Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co. Clare

Our eircode is V95 PXY3. You can use this code with Google Maps to bring you directly to our office.

You can call us on 065 686 6800 or email

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