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
Avondhu Blackwater Partnership
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
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