Tús is a community work placement programme that offers a one year work placement opportunity to people who have been unemployed and on the live register for more than 12 months. All Tús work placements are based within local community groups and not-for-profit organisations. 

Community Groups and Not-For-Profit organisations play a key role in initiating work placements that will provide participants with valuable working opportunities in a quality work setting. Any local organisation, which has a placement opportunity should contact us. We will send you an Expression of Interest Form and take you through the registration process. DNP delivers the programme on behalf of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).


Types of project eligible for the scheme

Energy conservation work in homes and community buildings.

Work in support of cultural and heritage activities.

Social care of all age groups and people with disabilities.

Community administration and community event management.

Caretaking and supervising of community buildings and spaces.

Coaching for sporting activities.

Renovation of community and sporting facilities.

Repair of equipment – for example, bicycles, computers

For more information about the Tús programme, please contact one of our Tús supervisors