About CKLP

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 Co. Kildare based section of OAK Partnership.
County Kildare LEADER Partnership is now continuing this work through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER), the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and other supporting programmes in empowering local communities to improve their quality of life.
The Company has a Board of Directors, sub committees and staff that are focused on supporting communities and  individuals to improve their quality of life and play a full and active role in their local community. In setting about its work CKLP strives to adopt a people centred approach that is caring, inclusive and empowering and recognises that in order to be effective, any work that is undertaken with stakeholders in County Kildare is achieved through cooperation and collaboration.


Board of Directors

The Board has representatives from the Community, Social Partnership, Local Government and Statutory Agencies.  The Board has responsibility for strategy and direction, working with the chief executive officer, senior managers and staff to deliver the goals of the company.
Our current Board members are:  Patricia O’Brien (Chairperson), Paul Croghan, Sean Flannery, Tom Cross, Leo Mather, Colm O’ Gogain, Anne Breen, Martin Miley Jnr., Mark Stafford, Seamus Moore,  Zoryana Pshyk, Tom Malone


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