Community Development Programme

Pilot Longford Roma and New Communities Community Development Programme


On the 4th March, 2021, Joe O’Brien, TD, Minister of State for Community Development and Charities launched a pilot Community Development Programme (CDP). The aim of the Community Development Pilot Programme is to trial community development initiatives that address poverty, social exclusion and inequality and promote human rights. The objectives of the Community Development Pilot Programme are as follows:

  • To develop community development responses to a range of social, economic and environmental concerns;
  • To facilitate an empowering collaborative approach to building relationships and undertake cooperative initiatives between marginalised groups, mainstream services and decision-making bodies; and
  • To showcase and profile the benefits of an autonomous approach to community development in relation to existing, new and emerging issues.


An open call to Community Development organisations/groups was held in 2021. Longford Community Resources were successful in their application.

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

A National Project Team oversee the CDP progress. This Project team comprises representatives from the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), Pobal and Community Work Ireland (CWI). Longford County Council and Longford Community Development Committee is responsible for administering annual funding of €125,000 allocated by the  Department of Rural and Community Development to Longford Community Resources over three years.

Contact Details: 

For more detail on the Programme contact

Community Development, Longford County Council

Tel: 043 334 3390


Longford Community Resources Clg

Tel: 043-3345555