Leitrim Genealogy Centre is one of the main sponsors of the Community Employment Project in Leitrim.
The Community Employment (CE) programme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. There are 24 participants in the county and those taking part in the scheme in the Genealogy Centre enter personal, state, church and detailed records into the extensive Leitrim database.
Other supporters include Sean O’Heslins GAA, where two CE workers maintain the pitch and facilities, Glenview Folk Museum where two participants help restore mainatain and catalog collections, in St. George’s Heritage Group, three CE workers help develop and manage sites and projects operating tours and research of the sites. The Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor Centre is staffed by two workers from the CE Project. They act as administrators and receptionists providing visitor information on local attractions and places of interest.
Carrick on Shannon Chamber of Commerce have two participants helping to attract new businesses and tourists to the town.
Leitrim Sports Partnership with the services of two CE sports coaches plan, lead and delivery sport and recreational activities for all of our target groups i.e. primary and post primary Schools, youth groups, disadvantaged communities and children or adults with disability.
Two CE work men ensure the facility at Páirc MacDiarmada, is in a pristine condition. The administrative tasks involve preparation and printing of match programmes, circulating referees reports and communicating with clubs throughout the county are dealt with by two ladies on the scheme. Carrick-on-Shannon Tidy Towns Association also have two CE workers helping to keep the town litter free, maintain parks, hedgerows and public areas in a sensitive way.