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Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

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.

Tá an Clár Gníomhachtúcháin Pobail agus Cuimsiú Sóisialta (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 maoinithe ag rialtas na hÉireann trí an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail agus arna chómhaoiniú ag Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa faoi an Clár um Infhostaitheacht, Cuimsiú agus Foghlaim (PEIL) 2014-2020.

Galway City Partnership

Galway City Partnership is a local and community development company working in Galway City. We have been in existence since 1996 and our aim is to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion – and focus particularly on helping those who are long term unemployed.

Galway Local Area Employment Service Network

The LAES provides a range of services to support unemployed people (back) into employment or further education and training.

We are recruiting a part-time Case Worker / Employment Guidance Officer to fill an immediate vacancy covering the Connemara area.

Líonra Seirbhís Fostaíochta Áitiúla na Gaillimhe

Cuireann an Seirbhís Fostaíochta Áitiúla réimse leathan seirbhísí ar fáil chun tacaíocht a thabhairt dóibh siúd atá dífhostaithe chun go mbeidh deis acu fostaíocht a fháil nó filleadh ar oideachas nó traenáil.

Ta muid ag earcú cásoibrí/Oifigeach a thugann treoir maidir le Fostaíocht ar bhonn páirt-aimseartha, beidh na hoifigí ag líonadh folúntais I gceantair Chonamara.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of:

Caretaking & Evening Reception Worker

Part time – 24 hours per week

The Caretaking & Evening Reception Worker will be responsible for providing a clean, safe environment for clients, staff and service users of Westside Resource Centre and act as an overall support to the work of the Centre.

Principal areas of work will include – Cleaning & Maintenance of Premises,
Manual Work, Upkeep of Furniture & Fittings, Health & Safety,

Reception Duty & Customer Service
Full Job Description available on

Westside Resource Centre

Please forward a CV and a covering letter to:
The C.E.O., Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 16th Dec 2022.

Westside Resource Centre is a community based organisation with charitable status and part funded under the Community Services Programme (CSP). We are an equal opportunities employer. Shortlisting will apply.

Galway City Partnership would like to invite applications for the following position

SICAP Receptionist

The successful candidate will provide a quality reception, information and referral service to clients and groups of Galway City Partnership and in particular the increased demand from the Ukrainian people. Minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role is required.

Closing date for applications Friday 9th December at 5.00pm

Application form and full job description are available from the GCP administrator:

You will find videos on preparing your child to start Primary School, transferring to Secondary School, a suite of ‘Wellness with Wally’ videos and links to other resources.

We work closely with several local education and employment providers such as GRETB, VTOS, GCCand  LESN providing unaccredited classes in three main areas, Yoga, Cookery and Art.
Employment Supports under SICAP aims to get a person job ready to enter the Labour Market. We offer one-to-one support in CV building & Interview Preparation. We take a one-to-one…

School Readiness

A Video for Parents and Guardians

School Readiness Video
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For more information contact  Mary McHugh on:
091 773 466 or email

Oscailte - Open Mic as Gaeilge

Wellbeing with Wally

These continue to be anxious times for us all, not least some of the younger members of our families. Galway City Partnership has produced a number of videos for children to help reduce fears and anxiety. The videos feature Wally, a child-sized puppet with the message that all children can be ‘Covid Superheroes’

Choose Galway Social Enterprise

Galway City Partnership has led out on an Awareness Raising Initiative for Social Enterprises (ARISE)

The ‘Choose Galway Social Enterprise’ campaign has been launched by a group of social enterprises in Galway to raise awareness about the importance of discovering and choosing social enterprises. The Galway social enterprises involved in the campaign are: An Mheitheal Rothar; BounceBack Recycling; Galway City Partnership; Galway Community Circus; GOCOM Radio and Westside Resource Centre. You might be familiar with these organisations, but you might not know that they are social enterprises and that you can make a bigger social impact by choosing their products and services.


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This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund’.

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HACCP Certified

HACCP/ COVID 19 Course

HACCP/ COVID 19 Course starting in the next 3 to 4 weeks. The COVID 19 adapted course (QQI Level 4) will include different information relating to the pandemic with…

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Unaccredited Courses

Unaccredited Courses

These unaccredited courses are free of charge to the unemployed, run for a period of eight weeks, one day per week and the classes last for two hours. A Variety of Interesting Courses.

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Support for the Unemployed

We offer training, employment and self employment.

Support for Communities

We work to promote the social inclusion of the most marginalised in our society and do so through working in specific geographic communities and with identified communities of interest.

Support Through Education

From Pre-school to Adult Education Galway City Partnership offers programmes and supports to young people and Adult learners.

A Message from Galway City Partnership

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GCP staff are now open to the public by appointment only.  Please ring the office on 091 773466 or alternatively if you know the person you require please ring their mobile from the list below:

The following are GCP staff numbers and email

Peter Hynes – Enterprise Project Officer peter@gcp.ie086 853 7434

David Gorman – Employment Supports Officer david@gcp.ie086 252 5640

Imelda Gormally – Project Officer imelda@gcp.ie086 022 7821

Geraldine Daniels – Project Officer geraldine@gcp.ie087 993 9328

Obert Makaza – Direct Provision Support Workerobert@gcp.ie086 047 0120

Ekaterina Okonkwo – Migrant Support Worker katya@gcp.ie086 602 0580

Donnacha Minton – Community Education donnacha@gcp.ie086 142 4904

Mary Mc Hugh – Project Officer marymchugh@gcp.ie086 173 0810

John O Donnell – Project Officer john@gcp.ie086 853 7533

Ger McNamara – Project Officer ger@gcp.ie086 853 7534

Michael Haines – Project Officer michael@gcp.ie086 046 1378

Vernice MurrayProject officervernice@gcp.ie086 839 2621

Tony Buckley – Tús Team Leader tbuckley@gcp.ie086 770 7457

Sean Lynch – Tús Team Leader slynch@gcp.ie086 770 7430

Carol Flynn – Tús Team Leader cflynn@gcp.ie086 046 1405

Siobhán McAndrew – Tús Team Leader siobhan@gcp.ie086 043 3397

Aisling Colreavy  – Healthy Galway City Coordinator healthygalway@gcp.ie085 821 7547

Stephen Minihane – SICAP English Classesstephen@gcp.ie086 008 0570

Declan Brassil – CEOdeclan@gcp.ie087 283 5251

Lisa CollinsEmployment Support Coordinator – 083 087 3213

Sharon Doyle – Employer Liaison Officer – 085 266 4333

Ciara Coy – Project Officer  083 023 4390

Tahereh Fardin Tabrizi – Bridge Project Coordinator – 086 043 3376 – 091 768 297

Esther Oghomwenrie Osayimwen – Bridge Project Officer – 091 768 297

Galway City Partnership: Co Reg No 258847  —  Charity No CHY13937   —  Charity Regulatory No 20044688

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