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PEIL Women into Employment Course – Ballyphehane Community Centre, starting end January 2020

The next  PEIL Women into Employment course is starting in Ballyphehane Community Centre at the end of January 2020.

Who is eligible for ‘Women into Employment’ ?

Women who are classified for social welfare purposes as ‘adult dependents’ are eligible for PEIL ‘Women into Employment’.

Women in receipt of other social welfare payments that are not classified as ‘job-seeker’s payments and who are not working are eligible.

This could include:

  • Lone parents on OPFP or lone parents on JST who are not working
  • Carers
  • Disability Allowance

Get Working with Women into Employment

The objective of the Programme is to support you to develop relevant skills and access personal development training and to support you on a one-to-one basis into gaining employment.The training will involve:

How ?

  • Developing Personal Effectiveness Skills for the Workplace
  • Job Seeking Skills Workshops: C.V. Preparation & Application Form completion
  • Interview Skills Coaching
  • Access to skill specific courses that improve employment prospects e.g. Customer Care/Retail Skills/Customer Advisor Skills/Hospitality/Reception Skills and Computer Skills

This EU funded project aims to support women in the home who are currently not receiving a Job Seeker payment and are interested in working outside the home.

Women in Employment flyer

If you would like to find out more, please contact Siobhan at 021-4302310 or 086-1858 081 or you can email her at

This project is co-funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Employment Advice and Guidance – Cork City Partnership

CCP currently provides employment advice and guidance to people who are unemployed. If you need information or advice on employment supports, social welfare payments, CV preparation or on new job opportunities.

Please contact Cork City Partnership on 021 4302310 and follow us on FB and twitter for regular updates.

COVID 19 Update Cork City Partnership

Following the Government Directive and in the interests of the health and safety of our communities and staff the physical offices of Cork City Partnership will be closed from 5pm the 16th of March to the 19th of April. Staff will continue to do their work but they will be working remotely. You can contact staff through our main phone number 021 4302310 and through staff mobile numbers and email.

You can also keep in touch with us through our Facebook and twitter account site which we will update regularly. As our contribution to the community in such difficult times we are significantly upscaling our Friendly Call Service for Older and vulnerable adults.

If you or a family member or friend would like to join this service please contact Brenda Barry on 0876366407. This service provides a daily call Monday to Friday to check in with people and support them and will look to deliver additional services over the coming weeks.

We hope you will all stay healthy and well.

Kindest regards Brenda Cahill CEO

2020 Spring Community Education Brochure

Our Spring Community Education Brochure is now available, featuring community education courses and a number of certified courses.

Courses will run in community locations across the city.

To enrol please call in to one of our Outreach Offices or contact Margo Hayes 087 1962023.

See the link for full course brochure

Course Information

  • Courses are short, designed as a first step in retuning to learning, with the option of referral to follow on courses.
  • There is a wide range of courses to choose from in a number of community locations.
  • Courses are free to eligible participants. Participants will be asked to complete a registration form to demonstrate eligibility.
  • Community development approaches are used to ensure that the learning environment is supportive.
  • Places allocated to eligible participants on a first come basis.
  • Courses will only proceed if sufficient numbers register.
  • Venues used for courses will have universal access where possible. Some venues may have limited disability access for people with mobility issues.

Who is eligible for these courses?

Disadvantaged Women, People Living in Disadvantaged Communities, Lone Parents, Low Income, The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive), Disadvantaged Families, Older People, New Communities, Disadvantaged Young People (18-24), Roma, Travellers.

Job Advertisement: Local Employment Service Information and Support Officer (ISO)

Cork City Partnership Clg. are currently recruiting for the part time position (3 days) of an Information Support Officer with our Local Employment Service.

The post provides administrative support to the Mediators and employment advice and supports to the clients of our Local Employment Service. A full Job description is available from .

This is a part time position (3 days). This contract is available until December 2020. A probationary period will apply. It may be renewed at that point depending on funding availability.

If you are interested in applying for this position please apply by CV only to by 5pm Friday 23rd January. Shortlisting will apply. CCP is an equal opportunities employer.

CARL: Research that Matters #SciShopsPitCHallenge @CARL_UCC @UCC_Civic

#SciShopsPitCHallenge Meet some of the communities who have connected with CARL at University College Cork to progress real life projects that matter to them. From youth voice, to tree surveys and digital heritage trails, CARL is proud to have supported over 100 community based participatory research partnerships. Find out more at:  #Researchthatmatters

Grant funding awarded to Cork Social Enterprises

The Dept. of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) has awarded grant funding to two local Social Enterprises in Cork City under the Small Capitol Grant scheme. Deaf Enterprises of the Ballinlough Road and Benchspace Cork based at Centre Park road both received grants.

Tim Meagher & Yvonne Quilligan of Cork City Partnership, Tony Sheridan, John O’Mahony & Vincent O’Donovan of Deaf Enterprises, Fergus Somers and Lisa Petersheim of Benchspace Cork and Tony O’Regan of Cork City Partnership.

The scheme which is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund to the tune of €1 million nationally, provided grants for equipment, repairs & refurbishments Mr Conor Cahill, General manager of Deaf Enterprise said the grant of €10,000 was very welcome and would be used to purchase a Prefab workshop and training facility. ‘This will allow us to increase our services in line with the 3 year plan for Deaf Enterprises’ Benchspace Cork, which is the first shared, not-for-profit design space in Ireland, will purchase 2 x specialist wood planning and processing machines with the grant of €15,000 according to Fergal Somers, Managing Director of Benchspace. Cork City Partnership CLG worked locally to promote and collate the Small Capitol Grant applications and will administer the scheme on behalf of DRCD. Photo shows: Representatives from Deaf Enterprises, Benchspace and Cork City Partnership at the awarding of the Small Capitol Grants scheme.

Smiles all round – ‘Start Your Own Business’

This is a group of people who recently completed the ‘Start Your Own Business’ training course at Cork City Partnership CLG. The course was run with support the Local Enterprise Office Cork City and delivered by Talent Pool training. This is the last in a series of self employment training courses for 2019. Details and dates of courses for 2020 will be published in January next and you can contact Cork City Partnership CLG on 021 4302310  or

A Small Capital Grant Scheme for Social Enterprises is now open

Applications must be made using the Application Form which is available on the Department of Rural and Community Development’s website at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 3 pm on Monday, 11th November 2019. For further information please contact: Enterprise Officers Tony or Yvonne based in our Heron House Office on 021 – 4302310.