Fingal Local Community Development Committee
Co-ordinating and implementing local economic, social and community development
What Does The Local Community Development Committee Do?
Putting People First sets out reforms to local government to provide it with a more central role in local economic, social and community development. The Local Government Act 2014 gave legislative effect to these commitments, including the establishment of Local Enterprise Offices and the Local Community Development Committee Guidelines 2016 .
LCDCs have a number of statutory functions amongst which are:
1.(a) To be responsible for national funding programmes at a local level. In 2018-2022 the Social Inclusion Community and Activation Programme (SICAP) provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, commuity organisations and public sector agencies.
SICAP Programme Implementer - Blanchardstown Area Partnership BAP.ie
1.(b) Facilitiate the LEADER element of Rural Development Programme (2015-2020) to support sustainable economic development projects for rural communities ranging from tourism, agri-food and other business activities.
LEADER Implementing Partner - Fingal LEADER Partnership - FLP
2. Improve the co-ordination of public-funded local and community development programmes and reduce duplication.
3. The preparation and implementation of the community element and review of economic elements of
Who is the Local Community Development Committee?
The 19 member LCDC has broad representation from public and private interests including business, local development, education, enterprise, agriculture, voluntary and local authority members.
The Fingal Public Participation Network was introduced following the enactment of the Local Government Act 2014. PPNs are collectives of environmental, social inclusion and voluntary organisations. Representatives are nominated to participate in and inform Local Authority decision making structures, the Fingal Local Community Development Committee has five PPN nominees.
Helen Johnston, National Economic and Social Council, People and Places Weaving Together Policies for Social Inclusion in Ireland
Breffni O'Rourke, Fingal LCDC Chief Officer, Approaches & Challenges, DECLG Regional Meeting July 2015
Fiona Moylette, Principal Officer, Rural Development Programme, DECLG, Ireland 2014-2020 LEADER: Local Development Strategy, July 2015
Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, Director Public Policy Advisors Network, Reform Local Development, Community and Economic Development May 2014
16th March 2018 - Fingal Stakeholders meet to form strategy for Healthy Ireland Initiative
13th December 2017 - Fingal LCDC approves €64,500 funding for urban disadvantaged areas
8th November 2017 - SICAP BAP & DAA Jobs Showcase Event
15th November 2017 - Fingal County Council granted €64,000 funding for disadvantaged urban areas
24th November 2017 - Fingal County Council receive funding for local Health and Well-being projects
10th October 2017 - SICAP BTWEA Enterprise Award Winners 2017
5th October 2017 - Fingal LCDC grants €64,500 to Community Groups 05.10.17
23rd September 2015 - SICAP officially launched today by Minister Kelly at National Ploughing Championships
24th March 2015 - New Programme of Supports for Communities Across Fingal
Communities Facilities Scheme
RAPID Scheme 2017
Breffni ORourke, Economic Enterprise and Tourism Development, Chief Officer, Fingal LCDC.
By telephone: (01) 890 5083 or 087 798 5125
By email: [email protected]