Community Employment Scheme (CE )

Community Employment is an employment programme which helps long-term unemployed people to re-enter the active workforce by breaking their experience of unemployment through a return to work routine. The programme assists them to enhance and develop both their technical and personal skills which can then be used in the workplace.

The CE programme is Sponsored by groups wishing to benefit the local community, namely voluntary organisations and public bodies involved in not-for-profit activities.

To participate in the DSP Community Employment programme, you must: Register at your local Employment Services Office; Meet certain Eligibility Criteria.


Tús is a Community Work Placement Initiative implemented by Blanchardstown Area Partnership in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection. The aims of Tús are to provide a 12 month work opportunity for persons in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance and to provide certain services of benefit to communities.

If you are interested in the Tús programme please e-mail us at or ring us on 01-8295042/3

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