Clare Local Development Company, under it’s Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme have a Training Support to Employment (TSE) fund that may help you to complete a training course that will lead to employment.
The training course must lead directly to employment/self-employment.
If you are in receipt of a Social Welfare payment, you must show that you are unable to access funding from DEASP, please speak to your Case Officer first.
The maximum amount of funding that you can apply for is €500
The focus is on short-term courses, maximum length is 12 months.
Only courses up to and including QQI level 5 will be considered under this fund.
Industry related training can be considered.
Applications can only be made towards the cost of course and exam fees, no other costs are eligible.
If the course cost exceeds €500, you will have to show that you are able to pay the additional costs.
If the course cost is under €500, if successful in your application, we will aim to cover up to 90% of course costs with you covering the remaining 10%, subject to availability of funding.
The TSE funding is open 4/5 times per year, only applications that show a definite offer of employment will be considered outside of these times.
On completion of the course we request a copy of your certificate
If you move into employment or self-employment we request that you let us know.
You are only allowed one successful application per year.
Applications are subject to eligibility and funding constraints.
- be a minimum of 9 months unemployed
- have Leaving Certificate, QQI Level 5 or less
- be experiencing disadvantage