Community Groups

The TÚS Community Work Placement Initiative is an activation initiative for those who are unemployed and on the Live Register.  The aims of TÚS are to provide short-term, quality work opportunities for those who are unemployed while at the same time providing beneficial services to communities and voluntary organisations.

Community & Voluntary Organisations will be able to develop and deliver services locally and benefit from the skills and experience the unemployed person can bring. Both Urban and Rural areas will be allocated places.

All of the work undertaken while participating on Tús will be beneficial to the local community and the types of projects carried out are likely to include:

  • Energy conservation work in homes and community buildings
  • Social care of all age groups and persons with a disability or limited mobility
  • Caretaking, securing, supervising of community buildings and spaces
  • Renovation of community and sporting facilities, including the regeneration and enhancement of community, recreation and sporting spaces
  • Work in support of the promotion of the Irish language, other cultural and heritage activities
  • Community administration, research and community event management
  • Coaching for sporting activities (where operated by designated sporting organisations)
  • Repair of equipment for developing world – farm tools, bicycles, computers, sewing machines, health equipment.