April News! Clinics, Research, Pilot Projects & Photos, oh my!

April News! Clinics, Research, Pilot Projects & Photos, oh my!

Get the inside scoop on April’s news! 

Events + courses, Community news, CLDC news and some staff highlights and photos to boot! 

In this issue:

  • One-to-one employment supports: Outreach clinics
  • Self-Care & Motivation workshops
  • Roma Inclusion Project celebrations
  • Exciting peer-led TY pilot project
  • Peer-led Traveller research (First of it’s kind in the country!)
  • Kilrush Projects + Network
  • Lissycasey walking trail in the news
  • CLDC seeks new Board members
  • Staff photos!
Recruiting volunteers for your organisation: Free workshop April 24th!

Recruiting volunteers for your organisation: Free workshop April 24th!

Coming up April 24th! 

The next event is on for our ongoing Connecting Clare Communities series! 

This workshop will focus on helping your community group or organisation to find, reach, and recruit volunteers! 

Workshop runs from 10am – 2pm, with lunch provided. 

CLDC is partnering with Clare Volunteer Centre and the Clare Public Participation Network (PPN) to deliver this series of workshops.

 We hope you will join us!

CLDC is selected to deliver LEADER programme for next 5 years!

CLDC is selected to deliver LEADER programme for next 5 years!

We are so excited to share that we at CLDC have been selected to deliver the LEADER programme for the next 5 years in Clare!

This is huge news, and we have so much gratitude for all the work our staff has put in. It shows!

We are looking forward to working with our communities in Clare to become more resilient, empowered, innovative and sustainable in the years to come!

[Pictured: Doirin, our CEO, and Agnes O’Shaughnessy, our LEADER coordinator]

We are recruiting for Finance positions!

We are recruiting for Finance positions!

Finance Manager

This is a full-time position.

As a member of the CLDC senior management team, the Finance Manager will be responsible for the management of the company’s finances. The role will involve management and oversight of the company’s financial function and finance team, strategic financial planning, financial budgeting for CLDC operations and programmes, financial management systems, policies and procedures, and financial monitoring and reporting. A hybrid working option is available.

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


Finance Administrator

The candidate for Finance Administrator will report directly to the Finance Manager and will work with the finance team to cover a broad range of duties including the maintenance of financial records, administration of payroll, supporting month-end close processes and the processing of grant claims.

For a full job description and person specifications, please email Iyabo at imatthew@cldc.ie.

Financial Resilience Training

Financial Resilience Training

Do you need help and resources to build financial resilience?
Financial resilience is the ability to cope with negative events that impact our finances.

Join our FREE 2 day training course where you will learn about the following;

Talking about money
Values and Money
Talking about money
What influences our spending

Budgeting & Saving
What is budgeting
Setting savings goals

Credit & Debt
How normal is debt?
Types of credit and debt
Understanding interest

Utilities, energy use & the cost of living
Cost of living and climate change
Energy use and utilities
Utilities arrears and supports

Online tool, national supports, maximising income
Online safety and financial tools
Available national debt supports
Maximising income

The training will take place on
Wednesday April 10th – 2:00 – 5:00pm
Wednesday April 17th – 2:00 – 5:00pm

at Clare Local Development Office, Unit 1, Westgate Business Park | Kilrush Road, Ennis | Co. Clare, V95 PXY3

Book your place today using the following link https://forms.gle/Cpov3UJuJdeWPY76A

Email Aisling, adeklerk@cldc.ie for more information.