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Jobs Club Carrickmacross

The next Jobs Club will be held in the Workhouse, Shercock Road, Carrickmcross, Co. Monaghan commencing on Tuesday 29th October - Thursday 7th November 2019 from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Jobs Club includes:

  • Job Searching
  • Exploring further training options
  • C.V. Preparation
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Interview Techniques
  • Mock Interview

To find out more please contact Teresa on 042-9748090 or email to

Jobs Club is free of charge and will not affect your benefits.


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Social Enterprises Grant

The SICAP Social Enterprise Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The scheme aims to support social enterprises to establish and/or expand their operations to create employment for the most marginalised. The maximum grant available is €2,500*.
This is an open call running from 3/9/19 to 26/11/19.

The Scheme is administered by Monaghan Integrated Development CLG.
For further information and an application form please click here
contact Julie Clarke on 042 9795732 or email .
*20% match funding by the applicant is required and it must not be from another EU source.
“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”
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Women in Enterprise

Under the SICAP Programme Monaghan Integrated Development (MID) are offering women the opportunity to participate in an Exploring Self-Employment training Programme. The aim of the training is to assist women who would like to become self-employed but have not yet discovered a business idea to develop one.
By the end of the training course it is expected that participants will:
  • Have assessed their suitability for self-employment
  • Have identified a new business idea which they can further research and develop on MID’s Planning for Self-Employment training course
  • Be aware of current market trends, predicted growth sectors and areas for opportunities in the future
  • Be familiar with the techniques for business idea generation and development
  • Be aware of the elements required to complete a business plan
Course Content:
The training will be delivered over 16 hours and will cover:
Your suitability for self-employment – do you have what it takes?
  • The characteristics and traits of an entrepreneur
  • Self-Employment V’s PAYE Employment
  • Realities of running a business – what’s involved
Generating New Business Ideas
  • Where do business ideas come from
  • How to come up with new ideas for business, idea generation techniques
  • Finding a profitable niche
  • Opportunities, current trends and predicted future growth areas
A Good Business Idea
  • What makes a good business idea
  • Case studies of successful businesses which started small with minimal investment
  • Exploration of existing business ideas among the participants
  • Researching the idea
  • Next steps and supports available
Confidence Building for Businesswomen
  • Personal Motivation – Do I have the energy, resilience and enthusiasm?
  • What are the risks – Attitude to risks
  • Overcoming barriers to progression
  • Support System - What does my family think?
  • Ability to deal with money, deadlines, bureaucracy, managing challenging situations
  • Identifying Skills & Achievements - What skills do I have/What skills do I need?
Developing a Business Plan for your Business
  • Do I have the relevant skills and qualifications to start this business?
  • Where will your business operate from?
  • Who are your competitors?
  • Who are your customers?
  • What is your product or service?
  • Why will people buy from you – what is unique about your product or service?
  • Do you know how to price your product or service?
  • How are you going to market/advertise your business?
  • What tools/equipment/materials do you need to run your business?
  • Identifying investment & start-up costs
  • Completing income & expenditure projections for your business
This programme will be delivered 1 day a week from 10am – 12pm

Venue: To be confirmed
For further information contact Patricia Arthurs on 042-9795739 or email
About Monaghan Integrated Development & the SICAP Programme
Monaghan Integrated Development CLG (MID) is a Local Development Company funded by the Irish Government and charged with the delivery of a range of programmes whose aim is to support specific target groups with a view to making a positive difference in their lives. A core role of MID is to promote social inclusion, support enterprise development and employment creation, enable access to education, training and lifelong learning and assist communities in identifying needs and developing local solutions.
We currently deliver the governments Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local, regional and national engagement and collaboration. Its vision is to improve the life chances and opportunities of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment through community development approaches, targeted supports and interagency collaboration, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected.
The SICAP programme has 2 Goals:
Goal 1 Supporting Communities
To support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of Local Community Groups, and creating more sustainable communities.
Goal 2 Supporting Individuals
To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports.

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The Local Employment Service provide career guidance including training, education and work supports

People long term unemployed and their adult dependents
Those unemployed and not in receipt of a social welfare payment
One parent families
Early School Leavers
People with disabilities
Members of the travelling community
Small holders
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Monaghan town: 047 72191
Castleblayney: 042 9749500
Carrickmacross: 042 9664051

Ballybay: 042 9748090
Clones: 047 52994

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Sustainable use of Water Resources – LEADER funding call

The LEADER Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 for County Monaghan is open and we are announcing details of the time-limited call for funding, for protection + sustainable use of water resources under the Rural Environment theme. If you are involved, interested or have passion for the environment and water protection specifically you are invited to attend the Monaghan LEADER – Sustainable use of Water Resources Time-Limited Call Event on:

Tuesday 2nd April at 7p.m with

Renowned Aquatic Biologist Ken Whelan at

Ballybay Wetlands Park, Ballybay, Co Monaghan

This FREE information event will include a talk and Q&A session with Ken who is an expert in the field.
It will give an overview of the types of project that may be eligible under this call, the rate of aid available, information on the Expression of Interest and the application processes. There will also be an opportunity to talk to development staff to discuss your project idea after the presentations. Funding up to a maximum rate of 75% is available for applicant groups.
Local Development Strategy
Rural Environment Strategic Action 1.1 and 1.2
  Total Budget   
 Closing date for submission of   
‘Expression Of Interest’
To provide support for new innovative projects that aim to   
protect, sustain and improve water resources in
our communities.
 4th May 2019
Upon receipt of an ‘Expression of Interest’ form, eligible applicants will be invited to the application stage and will be allocated up to 4 months to return completed application forms. To RSVP for this event contact Monaghan Integrated Development office on 042 9749500 or email .

Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG) is administering the LEADER RDP 2014-2020 in County Monaghan for the Department of Rural and Community Development and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The County Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is operating as the LAG for the County. Monaghan Integrated Development the Local Development Company for County Monaghan is the implementing partner and Monaghan County Council is the lead financial partner.
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Jobs Club One to One Service

 Monaghan Jobs Club run a one to one service throughout Co. Monaghan to assist people with:-

  • CV Preparation
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Job Application Forms
  • Interview Preparation/Techniques

This service is free of charge and will not affect your benefits.

For more information please contact Teresa on either 042-9748090 or email to tmccahey@midl.ie

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