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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.

Current Job Opportunities with Cork City Partnership

Cork City Partnership

Cork City Partnership are recruiting for two job positions:

Community Development Worker Southside

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022

Full time position – 35 hours per week

Please apply to Brenda Barry, Social Inclusion Programme Co-ordinator,

Closing date: 4th November 2022.

Community Development Worker Job Description


Community Engagement Worker

The Empowering Communities Programme will use a community development approach to address social exclusion and the impacts of poverty in specific geographic areas. The approach will be driven by Community Engagement Workers.

Full time position – 35 hours per week

Please apply to Brenda Cahill, Chief Executive Officer,

Closing date: 4th November 2022.

Community Engagement Worker Job Description


Upcoming Webinar; “Employment Post Covid – Change and Opportunity”, Wednesday 26 October 9.30am-12.30pm


About this event

This event will look at how Covid -19 impacted employment /self-employment and the personal experiences, opportunities, and challenges faced by both employees/employers. We consider how changes to the workplace caused by Covid- 19 may influence how we work in future.

The webinar is aimed at those who work in employment supports with Local Development Companies and other agencies supporting job seekers.


This event promises to be engaging and interesting and speakers will include:

Deputy Lord Mayor

Guest Paul Geraghty, Principal Officer Department of Rural Community Development)


Dr. Adele Whelan (ESRI)

“The effectiveness of SICAP supports in helping the long-term unemployed with low levels of education to transition into employment”.

Joan McNaboe (SOLAS)

“Future Employment Trends in Ireland (changes to employment patterns and business sectors that are likely to expand or decline in the years ahead.”

Sophie Crosbie (IBEC)

“Attracting and Retaining Staff in a Post Covid Economy”

Fiona Dunne (Hospitality Trainer )

“Changing the Perceptions of an Employment Sector in buoyant labour market.”

We will hear individual stories from clients of Cork City Partnership who were supported by SICAP, TUS and the Local Employment Service, their journey from unemployment to employment and their journey around COVID.

Small Grants Scheme for Community / Voluntary Groups 2022

The 2022 Small Grants Scheme under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is open to community and voluntary groups in the Cork City area* who are working to promote social inclusion and address disadvantage.

These grants are intended to help community and voluntary groups who support SICAP target groups to purchase small items of capital.

The following criteria will apply:

  • The maximum grant will be €1,500.
  • Grants will cover once off costs.
  • Grants will cover small scale capital items that will improve and enhance the function of the group and its work.
  • Where small-scale capital items have a higher cost than €1,500 there should be evidence that match funding is in place.
  • Grants should not duplicate other sources of local funding by funding the same costs.
  • Where relevant alternative funding is available to a particular sector, these groups will be ineligible.
  • Supporting documentation, including invoices, delivery dockets etc. should be retained for a period of 6 years to facilitate verification checking by Cork City Partnership.
  • Groups receiving funding will be recorded as a beneficiary of SICAP on the Programme’s IRIS database.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application week beginning 7th November 2022.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 1st November 2022 @ 5pm.

Small grants 2022- notes for applicants

Small Grants Application Form 2022

Community Education Autumn Brochure 2022 – Cork City Partnership

Our Cork City Partnership Autumn 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 enroll please call in to one of our Outreach Offices or contact Margo Hayes 087 1962023.

See the link below for full course brochure

CCP Community Education Autumn 22

Course Information

  • Courses are short, designed as a first step in returning 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*
  • Community development approaches are used to ensure that the learning environment is supportive
  • Places allocated to eligible applicants on a first come basis
  • Courses will only proceed if sufficient numbers register
  • Venues used for the courses have universal access where possible. Some venues may have limited disability access for people with mobility issues

Who is eligible for these Courses?

  • Participants will be asked to complete a registration form to demonstrate eligibility and can include Disadvantaged Women, People living in Disadvantaged Communities, Lone Parents, Low Income Workers / Households, The Unemployed, People with Disabilities, The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive), Disadvantaged Families, Older People, New Communities (including Refugees and Asylum seekers),Disadvantaged Young People (aged 18-24), Roma, Travellers.
  • Eligible participants must live within the area of Cork City as defined by the 2019 boundary (before City Expansion).


The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2022 / 23 – Deadline 26th August

Modules: Understanding Community Development 5N1901 & Substance Use Issues for Youth Work  5N2176

  • Certification

Students who complete The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2022 / 23 will receive a QQI Level 5 Component Certificate  (In association with the Cork College of FET – (Night Classes), Morrison’s Island Campus, Cork City.

  • About the Course

The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2022 / 23 is designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by various issues.

  • Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide a critical perspective on some of the issues that affect young people and their communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. The components (Understanding Community Development and Substance Use Issues) should support the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings. The programme also aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge regarding applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.

  • Duration & Venue -The course will be run over a one year academic period on a Tuesday evening from September to April (20 weeks) online and onsite in the Cork College of FET – (Night Classes), Morrison’s Island Campus, Cork City.
  • Cost – €130 for each successful applicant. For further information on course tuition fees contact: Jacqueline Daly, Cork City Partnership.
  • Entry Requirements-

Applicants must send the relevant application form to Cork City Partnership by Friday 26th August 2022. Be 21 or over (Jan 2022).  Attend a pre-entry information session 6th September 2022 (evening). Attend a pre- arranged interview 13th September 2022 (day) in Cork City Partnership or online [TBC]. Have Leaving Certificate or its equivalent. Applicants are also expected to be active participants in the community in either a voluntary or work capacity.

SUI & CW Course Brochure 2022- 23

Application Form S U I & C W Course 2022-23

For further information on any of the above or to request an application form contact:

Jacqueline Daly, Cork City Partnership on (021) 430 2310 / 087 – 1962030  or email:


Webinar “Providing connection during COVID-19: Exploring the implementation of Friendly Call Cork” Hosted by UCC School of Public Health, Thursday 26th May 2022


Cork City Partnership – Friendly Call Cork are delighted to partner with the Health Research Implementation Hub in the School of Public Health (UCC) and hosted a webinar on Thursday 26th May 2022.

Providing connection during COVID-19: Exploring the implementation of Friendly Call Cork”.


Fiona Riordan and Tanya van de Water will present findings from the LINK (Learning how to create Integrated community Networks through Knowledge exchange) project, funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award. COVID-19 has focused more attention on befriending services to support people who may be vulnerable and experiencing loneliness. However, there is limited research on how befriending services work.

Friendly Call Cork is a service based in Cork City which addresses isolation and loneliness through a daily phone call to older people and individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

The LINK project aimed to understand how the service is implemented, how it links in with healthcare services,  how people who use the service (clients) and volunteers experience the service, and how the service adapted during the pandemic.

You can find out more about the LINK project here.

The webinar recording can be accessed here:

Access Passcode: mf^td66s

UCC LINK flyer_090522

CCP Newsletter – # 36 now available. Information on our programmes

Welcome to our 36th edition of our Newsletter from Cork City Partnership Clg. The aim of the newsletter is to keep our clients informed about the services that they can access and other information. We hope you find it useful and as always we welcome your feedback.

CCP Newsletter – Issue 36

We hope you find it useful and as always we welcome your feedback.

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Job Sheet 17 Jun 2021


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Job Sheet 25 May 2021

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Job Sheet 13 May 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 28

Job Sheet April 13th

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 27

Job Sheet 01st April 2021

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Job Sheet 19th March 2021

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Job Sheet 05 March 2021

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job sheet 19 Feb 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 23

Job Sheet 04th Feb 2021

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Job Sheet 21 Jan 2021

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CCP Newsletter – Issue 21

Job Sheet 10th Dec 2020

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Job Sheet 26 Nov_

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Job Sheet 05th Nov

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Growing Your Potential 2022 – targeting women working in the home, course starting this May

Are you a woman working in the home who wants to draw on this experience and put it to new use ?

Growing Your Potential’ is an exciting  new 10 week Training and Development course for women offering:

  • Confidence Building
  • CV Preparation & Interview Skills;
  • Career Coaching;
  • Personal Presentation for Interview & the Workplace
  • Communication & Customer Care.

This course is now being delivered online and Participants are really enjoying the new format.   Many women expressed how important it was to get much needed ‘Me Time’ and the opportunity to build new friendships and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

We are presently recruiting for our next course starting in early May – so if you are a woman living in Cork City, not on a Job Seeker Payment and interested in finding out more about this innovative course then please contact:

Siobhan O’Neill at (021) 4302310 or (086) 1858 081 Email :






























CCP and TVG Webinar and Research Launch January 2022

Opening the door more: Services Working with Travellers in 2022

Watch the Webinar back on the Cork City Partnership Youtube Channel

Examining the impact of 5-Step Method, trauma-informed, and Traveller cultural awareness training on community healthcare workers

A webinar on 31st January 2022 Opening the Door more: Services working with Travellers in 2022 launched research highlighting the need for widespread and ongoing culturally competent and relational work across the statutory, community and voluntary sector between non-Traveller projects and Traveller projects to improve access to services.

Interviews with Travellers speaking of their firsthand experiences accessing services provided a backdrop to the launch. Participants said that feeling welcome in a service helped them to feel good about themselves and continue to engage with the service.  Others spoke about how feeling unwelcome, with even daily negative experiences, led to feelings of ‘mistrust, low mood, fear, anger and hurt’ creating a viscous circle that affected all aspects of their lives.

The webinar was hosted by the Cork Traveller Visibility Group’s (TVG) Traveller Specific Drug and Alcohol Project and Cork City Partnership’s Community Outreach Drug and Alcohol Awareness Project (CODAAP).  Both organisations jointly co-ordinated a family support project that involved recruitment of a group of 16 community-based healthcare workers across Cork and Kerry, who participated in a combined a training package, research and community engagement events. The project took place over the last two years with funding from the HSE Cork/Kerry Alcohol Harm & Families Project Grant. 

Research was conducted both before, during and after the project actions, examining the experience of the group of 16 healthcare project workers who completed a combined culturally inclusive and new skills (5-Step Method family support) training package.  Findings showed that the combined training (incorporating anti-bias training and trauma aware working alongside new skills training in family support), was effective in reducing worker bias towards Travellers initially, for a limited period, but that its impact diminished over time.

The research points towards the need to embed ongoing cultural competence measures within organisations, as the initial positive impact on the healthcare worker’s bias reduced somewhat 6 months after completion of the combined training.  

The research additionally highlights the benefits of supporting and resourcing staff to engage in relational work with the Traveller community, in order to create links, build trust and, critically, increase uptake of support services by Traveller families.

For further information contact



Webinar ‘Engaging Older People – Reflections from Covid-19’




‘Engaging Older People – Reflections from Covid-19’

We held a webinar on Wednesday, 3rd November.

This event focused on how the lessons we learnt through Covid-19 will impact on our approach to engaging with older people in the future. The webinar targeted development workers, LCDC members, local authority staff, volunteers, community group members, academics, and students.

Watch the Webinar Here Engaging Older People – Reflections from Covid-19

Speakers at the event included;

  • Minister for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler TD
  • Dr. Mark Ward, Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Lead Author of ‘Altered lives in a time of crisis: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of older adults in Ireland’.
  • School of Public Health Dr. Fiona Riordan, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork
  • Brenda Cahill, CEO, Cork City Partnership
  • Jacqui Sweeney, Social Inclusion Programmes Co-ordinator



The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022  is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.