Tolka Area Partnership Education Hardship Fund 2014

Tolka Area Partnership is now accepting applications for its 2014 Education Hardship fund. This fund provides funding to successful applicants with the costs of travel to and from college.

To download an application form please click here


Tolka Area Partnership deplores the recent fish kill on a section of the Tolka River which flows through the heart of the area covered by our partnership.  The river is the principal environmental feature of the area and enhances community recreation, health and well-being.  In previous years it was neglected and allowed to deteriorate with serious consequences for loss of biodiversity and quality of life.

We very much appreciate the work of Dublin City Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, local Angling Clubs and others that have enabled the river to burst forth anew with aquatic life in recent years.

Risk Management - An Introductory Seminar for Community-Based Organisations in North Dublin

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When: October 2014
Call for Expressions of Interest
The seminar will outline the key components of the risk management
cycle and the potential implications for your organisations. It is aimed at
managers and members of the boards of directors of community-based

TÚS Launch Dublin

The Tús Initiative was formally launched by the Department of Social Protection in early 2011.  As a community work placement programme, Tús provides short-term, quality work opportunities to unemployed men and women, while at the same time enabling the host organisation to provide much needed services in their communities. 

Childcare Training and Development Programme (FETAC L5)

The aim of the new Childcare Training & Development Programme is to provide Community Employment  participants interested in pursuing a career in childcare with training and qualifications in the childcare sector, quality experience, and a clear career path.
Garda Vetting is a requirement for this programme.
How do I Participate on a Community Employment Childcare Programme?

The Tolka Area Partnership Internship Service

The Tolka Area Partnership Internship Service continues across our Finglas and Cabra offices with a number of notable placements. The demand for Internships is growing steadily as more participants view Internships as a way of gaining vital skills and experience in their chosen career path.

Tús Community Work Placement Scheme

Tús is a community work placement scheme that provides short term work placement opportunities for unemployed people.
Unemployed people are referred to Tolka Area Partnership’s Tús scheme by the Department of Social Protection. TAP then sources suitable work placements for individuals.

Work placements are provided through community and voluntary organisations such as sports and social clubs, local charitable organisations, youth clubs etc. TAP staff work with local organisations to identify possible work placement roles and support those organisations in taking on unemployed individuals through the scheme. Once placed participants work 19.5 hours per week for one year.