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Local & Community Development Programme (LCDP)
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Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP)

The Local and Community Development Programme is managed by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. It forms part of the National Development Plan 2007-2013. The programme represents an amalgamation of the Local Development Social Inclusion Programme and the Community Development Programme.


The Local and Community Development Programme aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion through partnership and constructive engagement between Government and people in the most disadvantaged communities.

Target Groups/Areas

The programme prioritises marginalised people and groups within the most disadvantaged communities, which means that it targets those furthest from access to education, training and employment, and those at highest risk of social exclusion. The programme will continue to work with the target groups/areas and issues as prioritised under the previous programmes based on an identification and demonstration of analysis of local need.

Programme Goals

There are four key programme goals of the new programme.

  • Promote awareness, knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community services.
  • Increase access to formal and informal educational, recreational and cultural development activities and resources
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  • Increase the work readiness of people to enter the labour market.
  • Promote engagement with policy, practice and decision making processes on matters affecting local communities

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