Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

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

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) Programme Requirements issued by the Department of Rural and Community Development, set out the key rules and requirements for delivering SICAP 2018 – 2022. 

SICAP is managed locally by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) with support from Local Authorities. Programme actions are delivered by Local Development Companies.

SICAP is a social inclusion programme which assists both individuals and groups through a two-pronged approach; supporting communities and supporting individuals. The task of Local Development Companies (LDCs) is to reflect the broad scope of the programme in their actions and use programme funding to strengthen communities and improve people’s lives. 

All beneficiaries of the programme must belong to one of the following SICAP target groups :

•    Disadvantaged Children and Families
•    Disadvantaged Young People (aged 15-24)
•    Disadvantaged Women
•    Lone Parent
•    Low Income Workers/Households
•    New Communities
•    People living in Disadvantaged Communities
•    People with Disabilities
•    Roma
•    Travellers
•    The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive)
•    The Unemployed
For more information, please consult the SICAP Lots Table.

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