The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

This Programme has been supported by the ESF

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is a community development programme.  It aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. This is done using community development approaches, targeted supports and interagency collaboration, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected.

SICAP programmes provide supports to the following people: Unemployed; The Roma Community; One Parent Families; People with a disability; Those living in communities which are less well off than others; Those on a low income; Migrant; refugees or asylum seekers; Young people looking for a job or training.

 Programmes provided under SICAP include:

·    Enterprise/Self-Employment Supports;

·    Education and Lifelong Learning;

·    Community Development Supports;

·    Employment Supports.

Please click here to find out more about the SICAP Programme