Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2018-2022
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
Through the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP), Laois Partnership (LPC) offers a variety of services to eligible individuals who wish to access training or education, develop or start a business or to local community groups within County Laois. The programme has a focus on geographically disadvantaged areas & groups working with specific target groups of the programme.
SICAP aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies and can make a real difference to those in our communities that are suffering disadvantage. This short video provides an overview of the work of the SICAP programme.
SICAP provides a range of supports to targeted individuals and groups including:
- Community development support for projects and participation
- Educational supports for children, families and young people
- Training and Education
- Enterprise Supports
- Work placement programmes
- Youth employment supports
Who does the programme prioritise?
Communities;Youth;Employment supports;Enterprise ;Individual Supports;
What Supports are available within the programme?
The programme has 2 categories:
Goal 1: Supporting disadvantaged communities, including community planning, group supports, building sustainable communities.
Goal 2: Supporting disadvantaged individuals, including employment supports, lifelong learning, self-employment supports
Who can avail of your supports?
You can avail of SICAP supports if you belong to one of the 13 SICAP target groups:
- Disadvantaged Children and Families
- People living in Disadvantaged Communities
- Disadvantaged Young Person (aged 15-24)
- People with Disabilities
- Disadvantaged Women
- Lone Parents
- Low Income Workers/Households
- New Communities
- The Unemployed
- Dis-engaged from the Labour Market e.g. Carer, Retired, Student on a welfare payment, disability payment and unable to work
- Homeless/those under threat of homelessness and needing social support