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 to be provided by community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas. The TÚS initiative is managed by local development companies and Údarás na Gaeltachta for the Department of Social Protection, which has overall responsibility for the scheme.

Type of project

The types of project eligible for the scheme may include:

  • Energy conservation work in homes and community buildings
  • Social care of all age groups and people with disabilities
  • 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 cultural and heritage activities
  • Community administration and community event management
  • Coaching for sporting activities
  • Repair of equipment for the Third World – for example, farm tools, bicycles, computers, sewing machines, health equipment

For further information on the programme, contact out TÚS staff on 022 46580 or by email at info@avondhublackwater.com

Find below a list of the Community and Voluntary groups that Avondhu Blackwater Partnership have engaged with in the past or are presently working with under the TÚS Community Employment initiative.


Adair hall Community Centre Fermoy Araglen Carnival Committee Ballyclough Community Association Ballynoe Community Council Bantry Rural Transport Partnership Ltd T/A Cork Local Link Bartlemy Community Council Berrings Community Association Blackwater Community Childcare Blackwater Community Connect Blarney Community Association Blarney Community Council Blarney Tourist Office Blarney Utd Buttevant Community Council Buttevant Heritge Group C.D.Y.S Mallow and Fermoy Clogheen and Kerrypike Community Association Coachford Greenway Coillte Cope Fermoy Cope Mallow Dog Action Welfare Group Charity Shop Dripsey Community Association Dromahane Development Association
Fermoy Community Sports Project Ltd Fermoy GAA Fermoy GAA Pitch and Putt Fermoy Geriatrics Association Fermoy Golf Club Fermoy Rowing Club Fermoy Tidy Towns Fermoy Tourist Office Fermoy Youth Centre Glantane Community Council Glanworth Community Council Glanworth Ladies Football Club Gouldshill Community Council Grenagh Tidy Towns Inniscarra Community Centre Irish Cancer Society Irish Wheelchair Association Kilshannig GAA Kilworth Celtic Football Club Kilworth Community Council Kilworth Community Hall Kilworth GAA Club Kilworth Pitch and Putt
Lombardstown Community Council Macroom and Enterprise Centre - E-Fermoy Mallow Citizens Information Centre Mallow Development Partnership Mallow GAA Mallow Parish Centre Mallow Tidy Towns Muskerry RFC N.C.B.I Charity Shop National Learning Network Mallow Racing Home for Easter Festival and Mallow Chamber Rathcormac Community Council Scouting Ireland 18th & 19th Group Fermoy St Vincent de Paul Mallow Blarney and Fermoy Stores Sue Ryder The Gilbert Centre Tower FC Twopothouse Community Association Watergrasshill Community Association Watergrasshill GAA Club Watergrasshill United Whitechurch Community Association YouthReach Mallow