SEAI Workshop Series

SEAI Workshop Series

SEAI continues its Winter Workshop Series for householders this Wednesday 1st February from 7pm to 7.30pm – this week it’s all about BER ratings. Register your free place at the link below. Recordings provided if you can’t attend at the designated time.

https://www.ballyhouradevelopment.com/forms/seai-winter-workshop-series-registration

If you have any questions on the above or Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) programme, please contact Lorraine Power, Community Energy Mentor, CLDC.  Email lpower@cldc.ie

Development Worker

Development Worker

CLDC wishes to recruit a Development Worker to assist with the delivery a range of individual and community development Supports to displaced Ukrainians, residing in Co. Clare. Supports will be provided under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

This is a 21 hour per week position. Further details on the post are available from Iyabo Matthew at imatthew@cldc.ie or by calling 065 686 6800.

Applications to include CV and cover letter, should be sent to Iyabo Matthew, HR Department, CLDC, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 PXY3 or imatthew@cldc.ie.

Garda Vetting may apply. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 17th February 2023.

Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Development Worker

Programme Support Worker

CLDC are currently recruiting a Programme Support Worker for 21 hours per week to assist with the delivery a range of community development, child, family, and individual supports to displaced Ukrainians, residing in Co. Clare. Supports will be provided under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Further details on the post are available from Iyabo Matthew at imatthew@cldc.ie or by calling 065 686 6800. Applications to include CV and cover letter, should be sent to Iyabo Matthew, HR Department, CLDC, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 PXY3 or imatthew@cldc.ie.

Garda Vetting may apply. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 17th February 2023.

 Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunity employer

Development Worker

Community Transport Drivers

Clare Local Development Company wishes to recruit Community Transport Drivers to provide a local transport service for displaced Ukrainians residing in Co. Clare. Vehicles and insurance will be provided by CLDC. Full clean Irish Drivers Licence is a requirement. D licence and knowledge of the geographical area would be an advantage.

Further details on the post are available from Iyabo Matthew at imatthew@cldc.ie or by calling 065 686 6800. Applications to include CV and cover letter, should be sent to Iyabo Matthew, HR Department, CLDC, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 PXY3 or imatthew@cldc.ie. Garda Vetting may
apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday February 17th, 2023

Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunities employer

Better Together

Better Together

Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) over the past 30 years has supported the establishment and development of Social Enterprises across a range of sectors including tourism, community services, childcare organisations, and climate action.

A social enterprise has many definitions, but the unifying goal is the promotion of social or environmental welfare rather than making or maximizing profits. Social enterprises in Clare work in many sectors: improving the environment, strengthening community supports, supporting employment opportunities locally and regionally and working for the overall betterment of society.

The next step in CLDC’s ongoing support to Social Enterprise is to facilitate the development of a local network to compliment the national networks such as the Irish Social Network & Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland.

On Tuesday the 17th of January CLDC launched the Clare Social Enterprise Network. Twenty social enterprises came together in Ennis. The group had an opportunity to network, knowledge share and hear from the following speakers:

Agnes O’Shaughnessy, LEADER Co-ordinator, Clare Local Development Company, Michelle Guthrie, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, Local Enterprise Office Clare, and Pauline Gannon: Co-founder and director of Social Impact Ireland.

In her presentation Agnes gave an overview of the results of a needs analysis survey completed by Social Enterprises. She highlighted that the network was a space for Social Enterprise to have a  shared voice. Michelle identified several supports available to Social Enterprises and encouraged participants to connect with Local Enterprise Office Clare. Pauline inspired the audience with her presentation on the Social Enterprise journey reminding social enterprises ‘Social Impact is the only future … be the change you want to see in the Impact space!’

CLDC have planned a calendar of future events throughout 2023 to offer networking opportunities and soft support in the common issues facing Social Enterprises including

  • Fundraising / revenue generation.
  • Business planning
  • Strategy Planning and Sustainability
  • Communication and Marketing
  • Legal & HR – recruitment & management

The primary aim of the network is to give Social Enterprises in Clare a platform to interact with other like-minded people, to ask questions, share ideas, experiences & learnings, and to identify opportunities for working together and for wider collaboration.

If you would like to be added to our database to be included in the invites for the 2023 events, please contact Aisling de Klerk at adeklerk@cldc.ie

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces details of new €180 million LEADER Programme

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces details of new €180 million LEADER Programme

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the details of the €180 million LEADER Programme for 2023-2027.

The major investment will support thousands of locally-led rural development and enterprise projects over the next five years. This allocation is in addition to the €70m already provided for LEADER for 2021 and 2022, bringing the total allocation for the seven year LEADER programming period of 2021-2027 to €250 million.

Minister Humphreys published the 2023-2027 funding allocation for each county.

The selection process will be conducted over two stages; the first stage is an ‘Expression of Interest’ by eligible groups followed by a more detailed stage which will see them develop their LEADER strategies.

The first stage of the process was opened by Minister Humphrey

Making the announcement, Minister Humphreys said:

“The LEADER Programme has been integral to delivering locally-led projects that have brought major benefits to communities across Rural Ireland.  LEADER operates on a ground-up approach and is all about empowering local communities to deliver projects that will revitalise our towns and villages.  Today, I’m pleased to set out the process for selecting groups to deliver the new LEADER programme.  The process will be open, transparent and competitive and I am encouraging groups in the private and public sector to work together to achieve the best possible results.

The Minister announced that interested parties will have until Friday 16th December 2022 to submit their Expression of Interest (Stage 1).

All groups that are successful in Stage 1 will be provided with funding to assist with the costs associated with developing a Local Development Strategy in Stage 2 of the process.

A fund of €2 million has been ring-fenced for this purpose which will commence in early 2023.

Minister Humphreys acknowledged the tremendous work of the Local Action Groups that have successfully delivered the current LEADER programme, stating:

“It is now important that the key public and private stakeholders in communities across Ireland come together in partnership to deliver a LEADER programme that will build on the fantastic success of the programme over the last 30 years. By working together, we will ensure that LEADER continues to play a central role in supporting rural communities into the future.”

As part of the new CAP Strategic Plan funding of €180m has been committed to LEADER for 2023-2027.  The Minister also confirmed that all of this funding will be allocated to the Local Action Groups who are appointed to deliver the new programme. A breakdown of the allocation is provided in the table below.

Interested parties can now apply by visiting the Department’s website and downloading an application form via the following link

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/87e09-leader-programme-for-rural-development/

Completed Expressions of Interest forms must be submitted by email only to leader2327@drcd.gov.ieno later than 5.30pm on Friday 16th December 2022.

The Department of Rural and Community Development will host an information webinar for all interested parties on 10th November 2022. Registration for this event is open at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/selection-process-of-local-action-groups-lags-to-deliver-leader-2023-2027-tickets-450388322597

2023-2027 LEADER FUNDING ALLOCATIONS BY COUNTY

County

Allocation 

Carlow

€4.9m

Cavan

€6.4m

Clare

€6.8m

Cork*

€16.8m

Donegal

€10.4m

Dublin Rural

€4.7m

Galway

€9.0m

Kerry

€8.2m

Kildare

€5.4m

Kilkenny

€6.1m

Laois

€5.7m

Leitrim

€6.3m

Limerick

€6.9m

Longford

€5.8m

Louth

€4.9m

Mayo

€8.8m

Meath

€5.5m

Monaghan

€6.0m

Offaly

€6.3m

Roscommon

€6.8m

Sligo

€6.1m

Tipperary

€7.8m

Waterford

€6.1m

Westmeath

€5.7m

Wexford

€7.3m

Wicklow

€5.3m

Total 

€180m

 

*County Cork includes three sub-regional areas of North Cork, South Cork and West Cork, the allocation indicated will be distributed across the three sub-regional areas.