Individuals & Enterprise Clients

If your employment or self-employment has fully stopped as a result of Covid-19 we recommend you check to see if you qualify to make an application to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment payment.

Information on the emergency payment and the application process can be viewed  here, see also directions below on how to apply),

If you are in receipt of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and your payment has been reduced to 75% in year two you may be entitled to return to 100% of your payment. Please email for more information.

Training provided to the unemployed and self-employed under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme will resume once the Covid-19 crisis has passed. Please keep an eye on the CLDC Website for up to date information on training provision.

Clare Local Enterprise Office are offering both training and mentoring online, for full details see their website:

If you are an employer, both Shannon Chambers of Commerce and IBEC have useful information and online training looking at employer supports

If you need further information on supports available to you at this time please reach out to one of the SICAP Individual Support Team.