Under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), we provide one-to-one supports to unemployed individuals who wish to set up and develop their own business. This support ranges from general advice and guidance as the option of self-employment is explored, to more intensive support in relation to business idea development, writing business plans, accessing the services of Business Mentors, accessing funding and applying for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA). Free training courses are also provided on an annual basis covering a range of topics such as:
- Sales and marketing
- Marketing and market research
- Costing and pricing
- Basic accounts
- Managing finances.
This action is delivered in collaboration with the Limerick Enterprise Office and the Department of Social Protection.
For more information, contact Ann Marie Gleeson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nuala Rennison, email@example.com, 061 419388, or click on the links on the right.
Further information about SICAP can be found here: SICAP
Social Enterprise Support
We provide a range of supports to build the capacity of individuals and organisations to start up and/or develop Social Enterprises in Limerick City. Supports provided include:
- Idea generation
- Building board/staff business abilities
- Developing project proposals for funders
- Business planning
- Measuring social and economic impact.
For further information about social enterprise supports, contact Elaine MacGrath, Co-ordinator Economic Programmes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 061 419388.