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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 Fund under 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 Membership of Galway County LCDC have added a new emerging needs target group of Socially Isolated Rural Dwellers to the programme.
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.
Galway Rural Development (GRD) have been awarded the contract in County Galway to run the SICAP programme 2018-2022.
For more information on the programme and the supports and services available see http://www.grd.ie/ or contact the SICAP Team at 091 844335.
Galway Rural Development (GRD)
SICAP Targets for 2018 in Galway County
KPI 1 (Local Community Groups) Target – 92
KPI 2 (Individuals) Target – 1300
% KPI 2 Living in disadvantaged areas Target – 27.00%