The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. The work opportunities are to benefit the community and are provided by community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas.
All the work carried out by participants in the Tús scheme will be community-based. The types of project eligible for the scheme may include:
Any Community Group wishing to apply to be a work placement sponsor please complete the following form:
The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen/women. To qualify for the RSS you must be getting a social welfare payment. In return, people participating in the RSS provide services that benefit rural communities. If you wish to apply please contact us to discuss the criteria.
The type of work carried out by RSS participants includes:
RSS is aimed at individuals over 25 who are in receipt of a social welfare payment
Participants work with local community groups for 19.5 hours per week based on a farmer/fisher-friendly schedule.
The minimum weekly payment is currently €220.50
For more information please contact :
Paula, Áine or Aoife
Clare Local Development on
065 6866800 or firstname.lastname@example.org