The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Galway City Partnership is part supported by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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Free voluntary information, guidance and support service
to people who are unemployed in Galway City

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Free, impartial information,
advocacy and support for
migrants living in Galway and
the surrounding area

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TÚS Initiative

Using the TÚS Initiative to support unemployed people and develop creative supports to the communities we live in. Galway City Partnership engaged with the TÚS initiative primarily to help keep unemployed people close to the labour market. We have used TÚS to help build individual participants…



I did a SYOB course with Seamus Caulfield. The pace, clarity and content excellent, exactly what a new business owner requires-great notes, a copy of Seamus’s book ‘How to build a profitable Business’ is a great tool to have.  He has an excellent  repore with participants. Very practical and all areas were covered.  Very well explained, gives participants great confidence and takes fear away.  A very down to earth and knowledgable man.    

Start Your Own Business Client-Seamus Caulfield

Hi Ailish, Gosia here from the Start Your Own Business course.  I really wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the course a lot.  It was informative and fun and I really liked how you approached each student with respect and interest. …

Start Your Own Business Client-Ailish Mc Donagh

I was very apprenhensive about setting up my own business but the knowledge and skill I received from Galway City Partnership gave me the confidence in starting my business.  My backgroud is as a nutritionist.  Encouragement comes from knowing that you have an organisation that you can call into anytime to look for support….

Start Your Own Business Client-Ernest Bishop

Kevin O Brien of  ‘Positive Change Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Clinic’ Galway. The Enterprise worker’s knowledge and expertise was invaluable in assisting me in setting up my business.  She was always available to provide advice and was supportive of my plans.  She also ensured  that I had the additional support I needed and availed of the City Partnerships services….

Enterprise Officer

Fergal Kelly Principal at FKC. “I approached Galway City Partnership when I was looking to set up my business.  I was put in contact with the Enterprise Worker and  I would highly recommend her professionalism and skills in helping me get started, including advising on funding options etc…..

Enterprise Officer

My Olyart was formed in December 2011 in Gawlay by two Polish friends Aex and Joanna and were supported by Galway City Partnership and the Back to Work Enterprise Scheme.  We found the Enterprise worker very supportive and helpful.  She and the Dept of Social Protection funded us to exhibit our work at the Volvo Ocean Race.

I contacted Galway City Partnership re setting up my own business and found them to be very helpful and supportive. Through Galway City Partnership and the Dept of Social Protection I received funding to exhibit my work at the volvo ocean race in 2012.  My work was used as prizes at the Mayor Awards Cermony.  The name of the company was inspired after Marcin’s near death experience earlier in 2012 which was a sign for him to let go of old fears,  trust and start to create life as he always dreamed about…

Marcin Calka