SICAP Development Officer

SICAP Development Officer

Clare Local Development Company wishes to recruit a  SICAP Development Officer (28 hours per week) 

The Development officer will work within the SICAP Team to manage the CLDC homework projects, respond to the needs of targeted children and families and organise parent and families programmes.   

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

Closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 27th of May.  

For a full role description and person specification please contact Iyabo Matthew  – imatthew@cldc.ie 

Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunities employer. 

SICAP Development Officer

Operations Manager

  CLDC wish to recruit for the following position: Operations Manager (28 hours per week)

The Operations Manager will work with the senior management team to manage the operations responsibilities of the company, including corporate governance, HR, health and safety, company facilities, company compliance (data protection, child protection etc) and company communications.

For a full role description and person specification please contact Iyabo Matthew at imatthew@cldc.ie

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

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Friday June 3rd 2022.

Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunities employer

Making your home more energy efficient

Making your home more energy efficient

We have received some queries about the new energy upgrade grants recently announced by SEAI.  CLDC’s Community Energy Mentor, Lorraine Power, while not dealing with individual home energy grants, would like to point interested householders in the right direction towards applying for grants and creating a warmer, healthier and more comfortable home.

New Grant Amounts

The below table shows the previous and new Home Energy Grants for Individual Energy Upgrades:

Grant Name

Types of Home Old Grant Value

New Grant Value

Heat Pump Systems All Houses €3,500 €6,500
Homes built and occupied before 2021 Apartments €4,500
Heat Pump Air to Air €600 €3,500
Homes built and occupied before 2021
Heating Controls €700 €700
Homes built and occupied before 2011
Solar Hot Water €1,200 €1,200
Homes built and occupied before 2021
Attic insulation Apartment (any) €400 €800
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €400 €1,200
Semi-D / End of Terrace €400 €1,300
Detached house
€400 €1,500
Cavity wall insulation Apartment (any) €400 €700
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €400 €800
Semi-D / End of Terrace €400 €1,200
Detached house €400 €1,700
Internal Insulation (Dry Lining) Apartment (any) €1,600 €1,500
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €1,600 €2,000
Semi-D / End of Terrace €2,200 €3,500
Detached house €2,400 €4,500
External Wall Insulation (The Wrap) Apartment (any) €2,750 €3,000
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €2,750 €3,500
Semi-D / End of Terrace €4,500 €6,000
Detached house €6,000 €8,000
BER €50 €50
Technical Assessment €200 €200

For further information on how to apply for any of the above greats visit SEAI here

Social Enterprise Development Strategy for Clare

Social Enterprise Development Strategy for Clare

CLDC is developing a social enterprise development strategy for County Clare and has commissioned Method Consultants to work with us in undertaking the work.

The National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019-2022 defines social enterprise as follows:

  • An enterprise whose objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact, rather than maximising profit for its owners or shareholders.
  • It pursues its objectives by trading on an ongoing basis through the provision of goods and/or services, and by reinvesting surpluses into achieving social objectives.
  • It is governed in a fully accountable and transparent manner and is independent of the public sector. If dissolved, it should transfer its assets to another organisation with a similar mission.

The consultation process has three strands:

  1. A survey and mapping exercise of social enterprises in County Clare
  2. A wide consultation process open to all interested parties in County Clare
  3. A more detailed consultation process, involving interviews and focus group discussion with key stakeholders with an interest or remit in developing the social enterprise sector in the county.

We are now inviting contributions and submissions from interested parties and groups, including community and voluntary organisations, state agencies, and other stakeholders to contribute to the strategic planning process.

Click here to download the submission form.