Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 - 2022

The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality in Ireland through supporting communities and individuals using community development approaches, engagement and collaboration

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. The SICAP contract for Offaly is managed by the Offaly Local Community Development Committee, with Offaly Local Development Company as the Programme Implementer.

Goal 1: Supporting Communities

To support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues.

To develop the capacity of local community groups and create more sustainable communities.

Goal 2: Supporting Individuals

To support disadvantaged individuals to improve their quality of their lives through the provision of life-long learning and labour market 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
  • Roma
  • Travellers
  • Lone Parents
  • Low Income Workers/Households
  • New Communities
  • The Unemployed
  • Disengaged from the Labour Market   e.g. Carer, Retired, Student on a welfare payment, disability payment and unable to work
  • Homeless and needing social support

View SICAP explainer video here

View SICAP Banagher Final Video here

For information on supports see documents

For further information contact:

Offaly Local Development Company,
Millennium House,
Main St,
Co. Offaly

Tel: 057 9322 850