Programmes & Funds

Programmes & Funds

Tús – Community Workplace Initiative

Tús is a community work placement initiative providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people ie. 12 month placements. SECAD commenced the Tús Initiative in July 2011 with an allocation of 220 places.

The placement opportunities benefit both the participant and the community and voluntary organisations in which they work. The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) has overall responsibility for the Tús Initiative which is managed locally by Local Development Companies like SECAD.

View practical information on Tús here.

“Since the beginning of the programme in 2011, it is evident that the benefits of a Tús placement have surpassed participants’ expectations in the vast majority of cases”.

PJ Dennehy

Coordinating Supervisor, SECAD Tús and RSS programmes



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SECAD Community Training Programme

SECAD is currently finalising dates, topics and venues for the upcoming SECAD Community Training Programme which will run from April to the end of 2019.

Prior to the commencement of the Community Training Programme, SECAD would like to invite representatives from interested groups to a one hour meeting to introduce and discuss the community training for each area. See below details of the upcoming meetings and please choose whichever one suits you or a member of your group.

Please email to confirm if you or a member of your group will be in attendance and state which information session you will attend (this will assist us in planning the meeting).

Please feel free to contact SECAD on 021 4613432 if you have any queries.

Tuesday, 19 March
10.00 - 11.00 am
Celtic Ross Hotel

Tuesday, 19 March
12.00 - 1.00 pm
Skibbereen Family Resource Centre
63bTownshend St (beside Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre)

Tuesday, 19 March
3.00 - 4.00 pm
Clonakilty Council Chambers
Kent Street, Clonakilty

Wednesday, 20 March
9.30 - 10.30 am
Douglas Community Centre
Church Road, Douglas

Wednesday, 20 March
12.00 - 1.00 pm
Cobh Great Island Community Centre
Orelia Terrace, Cobh

Wednesday, 20 March
3.00 - 4.00 pm
Cumann na Daoine
Catherine Street, Youghal

Friday, 22 March
10.00 - 11.00 am
SAILE Sports and Leisure Centre

Friday, 22 March
12.30 - 1.30 pm
SECAD Office
Knockgriffin, Midleton
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SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park,
Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 Y893

+353 21 4613432