Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme

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“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 -2027. It is overseen locally by Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) with support from Monaghan County Council”
“Tá an Clár um Chuimsiú Sóisialta agus Gníomhachtú Pobail (SICAP) cómhaoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann, tríd an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail, agus Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa Plus faoin gClár Fostaíochta, Cuimsiú, Scileanna agus Oiliúna (EIST) 2021 -2027. Tá sé á mhaoirsiú go háitiúil ag Coiste Forbhartha Pobail Áitiúil (CFPÁ) Mhuineacháin le tacaíocht ó Comhairle Chontae Mhuineacháin”
What is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)?
SICAP is the governments Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.  It aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.The SICAP contract for County Monaghan is managed by the Monaghan Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), with Monaghan Integrated Development as the Programme Implementer.
The Programme has 2 Goals:
Goal 1: Supporting Communities
We support local communities and groups to identify and address social inclusion and equality issues.
Does your community need support?
  *   Setting up a group.
  *   Accessing funding.
  *   Hosting a community event/meeting.
  *   Developing governance skills.
  *   Planning for the community.
  *   Doing community research.
We can provide advice and support. For more information – click here: SICAP Community Group Supports
Goal 2: Supporting Individuals

We work with individuals to help them to identify and take the steps to improve their quality of life and wellbeing and to access lifelong learning opportunities.

Do you need support with?
  *   Working out your next steps.
  *   Building your confidence.
  *   Finding out about your rights and entitlements.
  *   Exploring your educational options.
  *   Accessing other services.
We provide a one-to-one confidential support and advice service to help you reach your full potential. For more information - click here: SICAP Individual Supports
Are you unemployed and would like to explore the option of becoming self-employed?
Do you need help?
  *   Exploring a business idea.
  *   Accessing relevant enterprise training.
  *   Applying for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.
  *   Exploring the reality of self-employment.
Our Enterprise Support Service provides one-to-one confidential support. For more information - click here: SICAP Enterprise Support.

The video below tells about one type of SICAP support 


More general information on SICAP can be found on this video.


But the best way to find out how you or your group could benefit from the programme locally is to contact a SICAP team member at 042 9749500 or email . Our 2018 training activities could be your key to new opportunities in life in the year ahead, so call us today.

The following groups are eligible for SICAP support:

  • disadvantaged children and families
  • disadvantaged young people (aged 15-24)
  • disadvantaged women
  • lone parents
  • new communities (including refugees and asylum seekers)
  • people living in disadvantaged communities
  • people with disabilities
  • Roma
  • the unemployed
  • low income workers/households
  • Travellers
  • the disengaged from the labour market (economically inactive)
  • an emerging needs target group selected at local level by the Local Community Development Committees to reflect the specific needs of the local area if not otherwise addressed
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