Hacketstown Impact


The Tús scheme can act as a stepping stone for the long term unemployed and 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.

  • 2018
  • 4 Tús participants support the work of Hacketstown Tidy Towns
  •  1 in APA Charity Shop.
  • 1 in the Daycare Centre
  • 1 in the Community CORE building

” Hacketstown community currently has 4 workers on the TUS scheme working with the Tidy Towns for 2018.

The community has benefited greatly from the scheme:  4 workers are in the environmental section they have done a lot of work keeping the town tidy they have done some research and other projects for the group. One female worker is in the APA (Africa Aid Partnership) charity shop she has brought good management skills which is of great benefit and a great help to the part-time volunteers; this also enables the shop to stay open longer hours. The Hacketstown community group would welcome more TUS workers in the future”

Mary Doyle, Secretary, Hacketstown Community Group


The SICAP Programme funds the weekly running of the Homework Club in Saint Joseph’s school which provided academic after-school assistance to children in a supportive environment. This is one of a number of after school supports in rural Carlow offered by Carlow County Development Partnership. For further details get in touch with Dylan.