Rural Development

Clann Credo – Community Loan Finance

Clann Credo - Community Loan Finance is a social enterprise which not only serves but is also proud to be a part of the Community & Voluntary Sector.

We provide loans to community organisations, charities and social enterprises.

We help organisations achieve their social, economic and financial potential on terms and conditions that may not be available to them commercially.

Clare Local Development Company

Clare Local Development Company has over 21 years experience of providing a wide range of local development services including training, work placements, grants and advice.

Currently the company employs over 200 people on a wide range of programs and schemes LEADER, SICAP (Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme) Local Training Initiatives, Rural Social Scheme, Community Employment Scheme and Rural Recreation Project and Tús.

Vision – Our vision for Co. Clare is an enterprising county of inclusive and vibrant communities.


Community Finance (Ireland)

Formerly known as UCIT (Ireland) Ltd., Community Finance (Ireland) is a subsidiary of Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd (UCIT). The group was established in 1995 in response to decreasing grant support from government and the difficulties experienced by community organisations in accessing commercial loan facilities.

County Kildare LEADER Partnership

County Kildare LEADER Partnership is one of over fifty local development companies in Ireland.

We are responsible for the delivery of a range of Rural, Enterprise, Social Inclusion and Community Development Initiatives in County Kildare.

County Kildare LEADER Partnership is a not for profit Local Development Company that has been operational since January 2009 and is the result of an amalgamation of a number of organisations and their activities including KELT, the Kildare Community Partnership (KCP) and the County Kildare based section of OAK Partnership.

County Sligo LEADER Partnership

County Sligo LEADER Partnership is one of 49 Local Development Companies in Ireland. Local Development Companies are multi-sectoral partnerships that deliver a range of programmes on behalf of local and national government focused on enhancing the quality of life for disadvantaged individuals and communities.

We provide an integrated range of programmes covering employment supports, enterprise grants, social inclusion, training, wellbeing and environmental supports.

Courthouse Arts Centre

Our aims are:

To develop Tinahely and the south Wicklow region by providing a programme of arts events that both satisfy and challenge local needs and tastes; through visual art exhibitions, touring professional theatre and local amateur theatre, musical concerts of all types, film showings, childen's and young people's drama classes, and other classes in the arts.

To make all of the above accessible to all segments of society.

Donegal Local Development Company CLG

Donegal Local Development CLG. – Supporting our Communities (DLDC) is a community led local development organisation. Established in 1995, it is led by a voluntary Board of Directors from community and voluntary groups, social partners, local government and state bodies. Our catchment area covers County Donegal except for the Inishowen area, which is covered by Inishowen Development (IDP).

Fingal LEADER Partnership

Fingal LEADER Partnership was formed in 2008 with the amalgamation of Co-operation Fingal and Rural Dublin LEADER Company. In this time Fingal LEADER Partnership has delivered a wide range of European and National programmes such as LEADER, LCDP, TÚS, RSS, FAS LTI Training, Jobs Club, Care & Repair, Youth Mental Health Programme, Friends of ADHD Programme, to great success.

Galway Rural Development

Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we manage, work along with individuals, community groups and other agencies to improve the quality of life for all in our area. We especially work with those most in need of help and look to create real chances for people to make positive changes for themselves and their communities across rural Galway.

Irish Rural Link (IRL)

IRL is a non-profit organisation, which represents rural community groups and associations at a national and international level.

The network provides a structure through which rural groups, representing disadvantaged rural communities, can articulate their common needs and priorities, share their experiences and present their case to policy-makers at national and European Union level.

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership

Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) is a non profit, independent, community-led, local development organisation, with almost 25 years of experience delivering to communities on the ground, providing a wide range of services including training, work placements, grants and advice.

KLP traces its origins back to its securing of the LEADER programme for the county in 1991 and the Social Inclusion programme in 1995. It is led by a voluntary Board of Directors from community and voluntary groups, social partners, local government and state bodies.