The Tús scheme framework falls under the remit of the Department of Social Protection. Tús is a community work placement initiative announced in Budget 2011, which became operational during mid-2011. The initiative is one of a number of activation measures designed to provide work placements and training opportunities for people who are unemployed. The processes underpinning the operation of Tús support the management of the Live Register. Up to 5,000 work placements opportunities were initially announced, with an additional 2,500 Tús placements announced as part of the 2013 Budget package, in line with the commitments set out in the Action Plan for Jobs and Pathways to Work
Tús provides opportunities for people who are unemployed to break the cycle of joblessness and helps to improve a person’s work readiness and support them in returning to the labour market. In addition, it is hoped that participation on Tús will boost a person’s motivation and confidence, offer them opportunities to experience different work environments and provide them with employment related experience to re-enter the labour market
Supporting and guiding our clients on their journey from unemployment into employment, self-employment or further education. Tús also offers an additional resource for communities to maintain and improve local amenities and facilities. The Participant has a 12 month role in Tús whereas working relationships with community groups are ongoing.
TÚS Community Groups
There are set criteria for your organisation to participate in the TÚS programme but if you are a community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisation then you are most likely eligible.
If you represent an eligible community group that is interested in becoming involved in the programme, then simply fill in the TÚS Group application form, return it to the address provided and a member of the team will be in touch with you in due course.