Rural Social Scheme & Tús

Community and voluntary sponsor groups throughout Co. Clare are supported by CLDC to deliver community services, maintain their community facilities and improve their local area with the assistance of skilled workers from the RSS and Tús schemes. Countywide, these schemes support over 190 groups. CLDC’s Evaluation and Review Committee oversee the admission of groups to the scheme and ensure that they meet the guidelines set out by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Application forms are completed by Sponsor Groups with details of roles available. Local Rural Social Scheme/Tús Supervisors liaise with groups to assess their suitability and capacity.
Specific work placements are agreed between the local RSS/Tús Supervisors and approved Sponsor Groups prior to a participant being placed.

How to Apply

Community and voluntary groups who are interested in becoming a RSS/Tús Sponsor Group can contact the local Supervisor directly to discuss the opportunities available in their area or download and complete the application form here:  Community Group Application Form RSS & Tús and send it to Aine Brady at  

Please click on the images below to learn more about Tús and the Rural Social Scheme.