Our Programmes

Southside Partnership’s core programme is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government through the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

Complementary to this programme, we deliver a range of employment support programmes and services including the Local Area Employment Service (LAES), the Tús Community Work Placement programme and the Community Employment (CE) programme, all funded by the Department of Social Protection.

Other programmes hosted by the Partnership include the Healthy Food Made Easy programme funded by the HSE, and National Drug Strategy Initiatives which are funded through both the HSE and the Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB on the recommendations of the Drug and Alcohol Taskforce.

Through all of these programmes we continually assess our clients’ needs and facilitate innovation at a local level.

sicap employment support


The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (known as SICAP) is the national local community development and social inclusion programme. It provides social inclusion supports to individuals and community organisations.



Providing a professional, supportive and client centred employment service to job seekers and those distanced from the work force; offering a wide range of employment supports and working with employers to enhance employment opportunities.


Tús is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people throughout Ireland.


Hosted by Southside Partnership and funded under the Department of Health, the Healthy Food Made Easy Programme in DLR aims to address inequalities related to food and to improve nutrition knowledge, attitudes and behaviour through the provision of information and the facilitation of a 6 week course.


Our women's team supports women from our targeted communities, including New Communities, in the development of their personal, social, educational and employment skills.