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LCDP National Magazine
 
Please note: The LCDP programme has ceased on 31st March 2015.
To read the programme's final report click here
 
Some of the final outcomes of the programme were: 
  • over the programme’s lifetime, 187,864 individuals were registered on the LCDP caseload.
  • on average,11,043 individuals participated in training courses.
  • during the programme, 7,171 individuals were supported into employment.
  • in total, 27,295 people were assisted in setting up their own businesses.
  • each year, an average of 2,112 businesses were supported.
  • the majority of beneficiaries (66%) were unemployed.
A new successor programme called The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is now in place and operating. Please click here to find out more about SICAP.
 
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Pobal managed the Local and Community Development Programme on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. The programme aimed to tackle poverty and social exclusion through partnership and constructive engagement between Government and its agencies and people in disadvantaged communities. It was delivered primarily by Local Development Companies. The programme had the following goals:
 
Goal 1
Promote awareness, knowledge and uptake of a wide range of statutory, voluntary and community services
Goal 2
Increase access to formal and informal educational, recreational and cultural development activities and resources
Goal 3
Increase peoples’ work readiness and employment prospects
Goal 4 
Promote active engagement with policy, practice and decision making processes on matters affecting local communities