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 affect to these commitments, including the establishment of Local Enterprise Offices and the Local Community Development Committee (guidelines).
LCDCs have a number of statutory functions amongst which are:
1. (a) To be responsible for national funding programmes at a local level. In 2015-2017 the implementation of the Social Inclusion Community and Activation Programme ( SICAP) will support local strategies for communities and individuals. It will identify and address social inclusion issues, promote access to life-long learning, employment and social enterprise.
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.
2. Improve the co-ordiantion 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 Fingal's Local Economic & Community Plan.
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.
Breffni O'Rourke, Fingal LCDC Chief Officer, Approaches & Challenges, DECLG Regional Meeting, July 2015
Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin, Director Public Policy Advisors Network, Reform: Local Development, Community & Economic Development, May 2014
Contact Us: Breffni ORourke, Economic Development Services, Chief Officer, Fingal LCDC.
T: (01) 890 5083 or 087 798 5125, email: [email protected]