Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 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.

SICAP provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

SICAP addresses high and persistent levels of deprivation through targeted and innovative, locally-led approaches. It supports disadvantaged communities and individuals including unemployed people, people living in deprived areas, people with disabilities, single parent families, people on a low income, members of the Traveller and Roma community and other disadvantaged groups.

PIs work with marginalised communities and service providers using a community development approach to improve people’s lives. For example, helping people to find work or to upskill, providing CV training or personal development course, helping them onto a work placement programme such as CE or Tύs.

The Programme has 2 Goals:

1. Supporting Individuals

We work with individuals to help them to identify and take the steps to improve their quality of life and wellbeing and to access lifelong learning opportunities.

Do you need support with:
• Working out your next steps?
• Building your confidence?
• Finding out about your rights and entitlements?
• Exploring your educational options?
• Accessing other services?

2. Supporting Communities

We support local communities and groups to identify and address social inclusion and equality issues.

Does your community need support:
• Setting up a group?
• Accessing funding?
• Hosting a community event/meeting?
• Developing governance skills?
• Planning for the community?
• Doing community research?

If you would like to find out more, get in touch today with Southside Partnership DLR.