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Galway City partnership
“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 -2027.”
“Tá an Clár um Chuimsiú Sóisialta agus Gníomhachtú Pobail (SICAP) cómhaoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann, tríd an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail, agus Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa Plus faoin gClár Fostaíochta, Cuimsiú, Scileanna agus Oiliúna (EIST) 2021 -2027.”

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance


If so, why not make an appointment to talk to our Enterprise Officer about your business idea. Are you on a Social Welfare payment and living in the city?  If so you may be eligible for the short-term enterprise allowance scheme or the two year Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme.  This scheme enables you to keep your social welfare payment while running a business.  The Back to Work Enterprise Allowance is managed by GCP on behalf of the Department of Social Protection.  We also offer free ‘Start Your Own Business’ courses on a regular basis.

To find out more contact Peter at:   or Tel: 091 773466.


Having a sound business idea is a good beginning to establishing an enterprise.  A Galway City Partnership course can provide you with additional information on key aspect of how Enterprises should function.

Start Your Own Business Course: if you are interested in becoming self-employed as a sole trader for example, this is the course for you.

For more information email

BTWEA Mentoring

GCP provides a one-to-one business start-up and growth mentoring support; business plans and business management.

Contact for further details

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