Expressions of Interest Sought – Community Services Programme

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG invites organisations in its geographic area of coverage to express an interest in a new round of funding under the Community Services Programme (CSP).

 The CSP is operated by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to support legally incorporated community organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through the application of a social enterprise model of delivery.

 This programme may suit if your organisation is:

  • A Company limited by Guarantee or a Co-operative
  • Able to show clear evidence that a service meets a community need and are providing employment opportunities for those most distant from the labour market.
  • Generating trade income as a social enterprise with at least one set of audited accounts

 Under this Expression of Interest call, SKDP is inviting groups to submit EOI’s.   Following an assessment process of the EOIs submitted,  SKDP will  nominate one applicant organisation per its geographic area of coverage to Pobal , to be considered for CSP funding. As the additional funding by Pobal for this targeted call is limited, it will not be possible for all applicant organisations to progress on to CSP funding at this stage.  Once all EOIs are received by Pobal they will be assessed and the successful social enterprises will be invited to work with Pobal, who deliver the Programme on behalf of the Department, to establish their suitability for CSP.

To apply for consideration an Expression of Interest Form (EOI) must be submitted in hard copy format to SKDP  by 5pm Monday 26th June 2017.  Hardcopy Expression Of Interest Forms should be submitted to Mr. Noel Spillane, CEO, South Kerry Development Partnership CLG, West Main Street, Cahersiveen by this date.

Further information is available on the SKDP website including

  • CSP Guidance Document
  • of Social Protection Press Release
  • Expression of Interest Form

If you have any queries, please contact Noel Spillane SKDP on [email protected]


CSP EOI Form 2017            SKDP Invitation for EOI’S under CSP 

CSP EOI 2017 Guidance Document                 DSP-Press-release