Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme

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

Administered by Pobal and funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development, it also receives funding from the European Social Fundunder the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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.

The programme is managed at a local level by 33 Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), with support from local authorities, and actions are delivered by Programme Implementers (PIs).

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 a personal development course, helping them onto a work placement programme such as CE or Tύs.

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.

Meath Partnership have been awarded the contract in County Meath to run the SICAP programme.

For more information on the programme and the supports and services available see http://www.meathpartnership.ie or contact the SICAP Team in Meath Partnership on 046 9280790.

Meath Partnership,
Unit 7,
Kells Business Park,
Cavan Road,
Kells,
Co. Meath.

 

SICAP Targets for 2018 in Meath

KPI 1 (Local Community Groups) Target – 45

KPI 2 (Individuals) Target – 265

% KPI2 in disadvantaged areas Target (agreed emerging need Homeless) - 17.18%

 

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2018 SICAP Annual Plan - Meath pdf, 219kb