The Community Services Programme
provides funding towards hiring additional staff for organisations to meet local service gaps in rural areas. This programme allows communities to access services and facilities that might otherwise be unavailable.
Three strands are supported under the programme:
community services for the disadvantaged (home insulation, disability transport, meals-on-wheels, day care, social activities, personal security, visitation services, community radio and other media)
employing people who are excluded from the labour market, including people with disabilities, travellers, recovering drug misusers and ex-prisoners. The company or co-op must demonstrate some form of progression of the workers
buildings for community use, such as town halls, and facilities which enable the day-to-day operation of community infrastructure
How to apply
For assistance with filling out the Expression of Interest Form, please view the CSP Guidance Note to the Community Services Programme.
Complete the Expression of Interest form below and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post to the address at the bottom of the page.
CSP Guidance Note to the Community Services Programme
The purpose of this guidance note is to support SICAP Programme Implementers in selecting a social enterprise to complete a CSP Expression of Interest (EOI) form, and support the selected social enterprise in completing the EOI form.