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Role of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee

The LCDC is a committee of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and its primary role is to develop, co-ordinate and implement a coherent and integrated approach to local and community development. This involves the following:

  • Have primary responsibility for co-ordination, planning and oversight of local development spend
  • Bring a more coherent approach to the implementation of local and community development programmes and interventions.
  • Drive meaningful citizen and community engagement in scoping, planning, delivery and evaluation of local and community development programmes.
  • Ensure a more efficient administration of local and community programmes and delivery structures.
  • Develop approaches that focus on learning and feedback.
  • Explore and pursue opportunities for additional funding resources.

Functions of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Community Development Committee

The functions of the LCDC is to:

  • Prepare the community element of 6 year local economic and community plan
  • Co-ordinate, manage and oversee implementation of Social Inclusion, Community Activation Programme (SICAP) including the Local Community Development Programme and the Rural Development Programme (LEADER)
  • Ensure effectiveness, consistency, co-ordination and avoid duplication of public funded programmes.
  • Pursue co-ordination of all community development programmes.

In regard to these functions the Council provides administrative support for the work of the LCDC.

Membership of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown LCDC

The membership of the LCDC and the mechanism for selecting these members is prescribed in the legislation and guidance. 

This membership comprises of a range of statutory and non-statutory socio-economic partners drawn from the Councils administrative area. 

LCDC Membership Here


LCDC Membership April 2023, by bhenry

Funding and Support click here

dlr Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP)

The purpose of the LECP, as provided for in the Local Government Reform Act 2014, is to set out, for a six-year period, the objectives and actions needed to promote and support the economic development and the local and community development of the relevant local authority area, both by itself directly and in partnership with other economic and community development stakeholders.

dlr Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2021 was launched on 28th April 2016. For further information on the dlr LECP click here

Social Inclusion and Activation Programme (SICAP)

Click here for information on SICAP click here


Click here for information on the LEADER programme, click here

Public Participation Network (PPN)

The PPN was introduced following the enactment of the Local Government Act 2014.  Representatives are nominated to participate in and inform Local Authority decision making structures. The dlr Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has five PPN nominees.  For further information on dlr PPN click here

DLR LCDC Minutes 2016

DLR LCDC Minutes 2017

DLR LCDC minutes 2018

DLR LCDC Minutes 2019

DLR LCDC Minutes 2020

DLR LCDC Minutes 2021

DLR LCDC Minutes 2022

DLR LCDC Minutes 2023