Find the Programme in Your Area
'Changing Ireland' has mapped over 120 projects in the Local and Community
We've pinpointed 95% of the locations to within metres and you can access
the project/companies' email, phone and website details through the map.
Click on the image to access interactive map. (opens new page)
You can also visit Pobal or the Irish Local Development Network
for more information: pobal.ie www.ildn.ie
Work Opportunities via TÚS Scheme
scheme last year provided 5,000 unemployed people with work
experience in communities. Designed to benefit individuals and community
groups, the scheme is administered by Local Development Companies
(see map above to link with the one in your area) and is open to
all community groups. People offered places are selected by the
Dept of Social Protection.
Local Development Companies also operate a range of other Programmes
that offer unemployed people work experience, training, access to education
and much more.
For more, click on Issue
35 and check out pages 8-9.
Map Social Exclusion in Your Area
With the click of a mouse, you can now view levels of social
inclusion and exclusion in your
area under a range of categories and down to street level.
Try out Pobal's map!
You may also wish to read the Pobal
Guide to interactive map
Contact Anyone in the Programme!
Nationwide contacts for Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP)
'Changing Ireland' has compiled a
contacts database of staff and volunteers throughout the Local and Community
The database lists LCDP staff working with YOUTH, JOBS CLUBS, MEDIATION,
RURAL SOCIAL SCHEMES, FINANCE, ETC.
Note: (a) If a project's listing is incomplete please
fill out this form and return by email.
(b) Our older database which includes CDPs that have amalgamated with
Local Development Companies remains accessible on
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Every community, district and county in the Republic of Ireland is covered
by the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP) and Pobal have
FAQ page about the Programme.
It employs around 3,000 workers to bring about positive change at local
level using a Community Development approach.
The Programme has a budget of approximately €60 million for 2011
Connemara's website gives a good flavour of the kind of work
that is covered; there are over 50 development organisations like Forum
involved in delivering the Programme.
Read more about the programme...
30,000 VIEWS FOR OUR CHANNEL
'Changing Ireland' videos had almost 30,000 hits at the beginning of
Our most popular video-series is about Visiting
Prison for the First Time which is backed up by print coverage
which tells more: see pages 22-23 of
Issue 29 of 'Changing Ireland' which includes 33 tips for those
visiting prison for the first time.