Social Inclusion Programme

Programme Name

Social Inclusion Community Activation programme

Programme Description

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2023 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 and is implemented by Offaly Local Development Company.

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

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 and programmes including Social Prescribing, MenPower and Realities of Self Employment.

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
  • 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

Additional Information

View SICAP video here

View SICAP in Offaly video here

For information on supports see documents

For further information contact:

Louise Larkin

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

Tel: 087 6925276