Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

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“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and Community Development and the European Social Fund as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020”.

SICAP

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion, at a local level, through engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

SICAP is funded nationally by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Union. It empowers communities to work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders using a broad range of supports and interventions facilitated through the programme. It engages those who are most disadvantaged and excluded in our society and affords local flexibility to respond to local needs. There is a focus on youth and specific interventions to address youth unemployment.

SICAP 2018-2022 has 2 Goals:

Goal 1: Supporting Communities

  • To support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of Local Community Groups and creating more sustainable communities.

Goal 2: Supporting Individuals

  • To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of life-long learning and labour market supports.

Cork City Partnership delivers the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme in Cork City.

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme is overseen and managed by Cork City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).