One of the great strengths of the Tús programme for the long term unemployed is that it gives valuable employment experience in real life settings, while supporting Community and Voluntary groups at the same time This  is particularly effective in the Healthcare Sector, Childcare Sector, Special Needs Organisations and Hospitality.  Furthermore, it provides a daily structure and builds confidence through the learning of new skills.

  • The Tús programme has 5 participants in the area
  • 3 supporting the Borris Scout’s Den


“Carlow County Development Partnership has literally transformed our business. It has enabled us to expand ,develop and host a variety of activities in our LEADER grant assisted renovation of  our barn. We now have a state of the  art building on two levels with superb facilities for walkers, seminars, foraging events, eco trails and mountain hikes. Through sensitive design and development we won Gold for our building and business from EcoTourism Ireland. This would not have been possible without the grant. Local entrepreneurs  need support and we were so fortunate to have Carlow County Development Partnership  to help us and to have faith in us. We could not have expanded without such dedicated support.”

Mary White, Blackstairs Eco Trail


The SICAP programme ran a training programme in conjunction with the DSP and KCETB in Borris entitled “The Road to Work” which provided QQI accredited training, driving lessons and work placement to young job-seekers between the ages of 18 – 25.


There are 2 RSS participants working in Borris, including one providing support to the Scout troop, one of the longest serving troops in the county.