Waterford Area Partnership CLG., Westgate Retail Park, Tramore Road, Waterford.

Tel: 051-841740, Email: info@wap.ie


We are hiring a Financial Controller –  Details Here 

We are hiring a Programme Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)  – Details Here



The SICAP Employment Training Schedule is now available


Please note that all training is subject to change due to the most up to date Covid health advice.

All applicants must match eligibility criteria for acceptance onto a training programme.


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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 provides targeted actions in collaboration with local communities to support community development, and engages individuals experiencing exclusion in personal development, education & lifelong learning, employment training and self employment mentoring & training. For information on SICAP supports to Local Community Groups email Catherine Power; cpower@wap.ie 086 700 8002. For information on SICAP supports to individuals email Liz Riches; lriches@wap.ie. 086 700 7996. For general SICAP enquiries contact info@wap.ie.



The Tús initiative is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people. The work opportunities are to benefit the community and are provided by community and voluntary organisations in both urban and rural areas. The Tús initiative in Waterford City is managed by Waterford Area Partnership. For further information email John Barrett, Tus Team Lead;  jbarrett-tus@wap.ie

Waterford Foodbank

Waterford Foodbank was established by Waterford Area Partnership and St.Vincent de Paul in 2017 to support all those in our communities that experience food poverty. It was officially opened in 2019 and, since its inception, has distributed over 600,000 meals. The foodbank is run on a totally voluntary basis and staffed by the Tus Workplace Initiative, CE and volunteers. Waterford Foodbank also distributes schoolbooks to charitable and community organisations throughout the city.

Local Employment Service

Waterford City Local Employment Service provides a range of labour market guidance and support services to unemployed job seekers living in the Waterford city catchment area. We also provide services to employers, helping with recruitment, up-skilling and access to employer incentives. Our services are tailored to the needs of each individual client without cost to the employer or job seeker.

Our goal is to provide a range of quality professional services to unemployed jobseekers to help them find suitable employment, training or self-employment. For further information on Waterford City Local Employment Service email Ger Walsh; GWalsh@wcles.ie.

SICAP Supports


For information on Personal Development & Well Being Programmes contact Gayle Barry; gbarry@wap.ie
For information on Education & Lifelong Learning opportunities contact Margaret Mulligan; mmulligan@wap.ie
For information on Employment Training opportunities contact Mary Byrne; mbyrne@wap.ie
For information on Self Employment Mentoring & Training Opportunities contact Victoria Wilmott; vwilmott@wap.ie
For information on Social Enterprise/Social Entrepreneur Mentoring & Training Opportunities contact Nicola Kent; nkent@wap.ie

Mukisa Programme

The MUKISA programme creates opportunities and supports for the integration of the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Community in Waterford. We build the capacity of individuals and communities through training and learning opportunities, with a QQI Level 5-6 focus.

We know that barriers to education and a lack of familiarity with the Irish employment system limits opportunity to be confident and active citizens in Ireland. We offer self-development opportunities, we break down cultural, language and social barriers and offer open access to learning. We focus on enabling positive integration so that individuals are empowered economically and socially. For further information email Michelle McQuaid; amif@wap.ie


“Over 70 people turned up for our planting day, young and old. It was more than we could have imagined it to be. The pastoral council had some buns tart and brack left over and gave it to us. Great buzz around. The ripple effect across the community has been massive. Thank you for your support” – Clonea Power Development Committee

“Thank you for the training session…It was informative and will be helpful. Excellent & relevant training, fantastic tips for professional and personal development.” Attendee at Virtual Career Planning Session.

“I received funding for the application fees for WCFE Applied Psychology course which I completed in May 2021. In receiving this funding, I was enabled and supported in pursuing further education, without which, this would not have been an option for me.” Education Grantee