What is the LCDC?

The local community development committee was established

“for the purposes of developing, coordinating and implementing a coherent and integrated approach to local and community development”.

Each LCDC will bring together people who work in

  • Local authority (members and officials)
  • State agencies
  • Local development
  • Community development
  • Economic, cultural and environmental organisations

What does the LCDC do?

LCDCs will—

  • Co-ordinate, plan and oversee local and community development funding, whether spent by local authorities or on behalf of the State by other local development bodies.
  • Prepare the community elements of a 6-year Local Economic and Community Plan.
  • Bring a more joined-up approach to the implementation of local and community development programmes and interventions, pursuing an integrated approach to local community-based services across providers and delivery structures.
  • Drive meaningful citizen and community engagement in the scoping, planning, delivery and evaluation of local and community development programmes.
  • Pursue a more cost efficient administration of local and community development programmes and delivery structures, the matching of resources to priorities and better value-for-money in the management and delivery of programmes.
  • Focus on learning and feedback, enhancing the links between service delivery and policy development, and pursue opportunities for additional funding for the area, whether Exchequer or EU.


Member Name Member Organisation PPN College Email Phone
Senan Cooke Dunhill Eco Park Community & Voluntary senan@dunhillecopark.com 087 2228374
Margaret Flanagan
Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service
Community & Voluntary margaret@wstcys.ie 086 0432731
Gabriel Foley County Waterford Beekeepers Environment gabrielfol@gmail.com 086 602 5836
Breda Fell South East Region Family Support Network Social Inclusion info@serfsn.org 086 604 5805
Heather Kiely Sacred Heart Resource Centre Social Inclusion coordinator@sacredheartfrc.ie 086 834 8764

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