The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is a local social inclusion programme focussed on the most marginalised in Irish society.
The aim of the progamme is to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies, and will operate across the Republic of Ireland.
SICAP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with co-financing the by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 and is managed locally by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) with support from Local Authorities. The programme actions and initiatives are delivered by Programme Implementers (PIs). The LCDC direct funding to the Programme Implementer, which will report back on actions and outcomes.
The contractual arrangements between an LCDC and Programme Implementer will provide for reporting, audit and monitoring functions. SICAP 2018 - 2022 replaces SICAP 2015 - 2017.
European Social Fund
The ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 is co-financing SICAP in the years 2018-2020. PEIL’s priority areas for investment revolve around the activation of the unemployed, social and labour market inclusion, education and youth employment.
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