About Dublin City Local Community Development Committee
The LCDC was established in July 2014, in line with Government policy. It is made up of representatives from Dublin City Council, other State agencies and social and economic partners (for a list of members, please see below). Support for the LCDC is provided by the Community and Social Development section in Dublin City Council.
The key functions of the LCDC include:
- Bringing a more joined-up approach to local and community development activity in the City.
- Co-ordinating and monitoring the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP).
- The preparation and implementation of the community element of the Dublin City Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 (LECP).
- The approval and funding of the Community Enhancement Programme (which builds on and replaces the Community Facilities Scheme and RAPID)
Dublin City Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 (LECP)
The LECP identifies the key strategic goals that will inform the future local economic and community development of Dublin City and was adopted by Dublin City Council in December 2015. The LECP is made up of two documents:
- A six-year strategy document setting out the 12 high-level goals for the lifetime of the plan.
- An action plan that will be updated annually.
New funding for Men’s Sheds in Dublin City
New funding for Men’s Sheds in Dublin City under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018 has been announced. Any Men’s Shed in Dublin City that is affiliated to the Irish Men’s Sheds Association is eligible to apply for small-scale capital grants for minor projects, work or the purchase of equipment.
The closing date for submissions to the LCDC under the general Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme 2018 has now passed. Groups and organisations that applied for funding will be notified of the outcome later this year.
Dublin City RAPID Programme 2017
Under the Dublin City RAPID Programme 2017, the Dublin City LCDC awarded €64,500 to the Dublin City Farm and Ecology Centre.
Dublin City Farm and Ecology Centre was set up to create a shared space where people of all ages can volunteer their time in a safe and open air working farm environment and to educate the wider community with the knowledge to enrich their own personal space with sustainable food and environmental practices.
Dublin City Farm and Ecology Centre plans to provide a shared multi-purpose space on site in the City Farm. This space will be a portable structure that will be able to accommodate small and large groups of people. The City Farm wants to allow all citizens of Dublin City access to a range of farm animals including goats, pigs, geese and chickens. The space will also act as a safe and clean environment where city wide groups can meet, receive and give training, hold workshops and also interact with other community groups.
Dublin City Community Facilities Scheme
Under the Dublin City Community Facilities Scheme 2017 the Dublin City LCDC allocated €64,500 in small scale capital grants to 68 Community and Voluntary Groups
Membership of the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee
Dublin City Council Elected Members
Cllr Daithí Doolan
Cllr Éilis Ryan
Cllr Dermot Lacey
Cllr Hazel De Nortúin
Cllr Anthony Connaghan
Cllr Mannix Flynn (Observer)
Assistant Chief Executive Dublin City Council
Local Enterprise Office
Martina Queally, Health Service Executive
Ann Gilton, City of Dublin Education and Training Board
Dublin City Public Participation Network
Mel MacGiobúin (Social Inclusion)
Maria Tyrell (Social Inclusion)
Claire Wheeler (Environment)
Jan Mingle (Community and Voluntary)
Godfrey Chimbganda (Community and Voluntary)
Máirín Ó Cuireáin (Community and Voluntary)
Dublin City Local Development Companies
Anne Fitzgerald, Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership
Paul Rogers, Northside Partnership
Dublin Council of Trade Unions
Darragh O’Connor, SIPTU
Other Social and Economic Interests
Dr Deiric O’Broin, NorDubCo
Vacancy available for a member of another organisation with a social and economic interest.
For more information
Community & Social Development Department,
Dublin City Council,
Block 1, Floor 3,
T: 01 222 6704