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Tús Initiative

About Tús

Tús is a Department of Social Protection activation initiative for people who are long-term unemployed and in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance

Tús Funded Projects

Have a look at Tús Funded Projects

Apply to be a 

Sponsor Group

Fill in relevant forms

Apply to be a

Tús Participant

Funding forms available here

The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. The work opportunities are to benefit the community and are provided by community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas. The Tús initiative is managed by local development companies and Údarás na Gaeltachta for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), which has overall responsibility for the scheme.


Unemployed people who are eligible to participate in the scheme are selected and contacted by the DEASP.

Find out more about the Tús Initiative via the categories above or read about Tús News & Events below.

Tús News & Events

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