The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (known as SICAP) is the national local community development and social inclusion programme.  It provides social inclusion supports to individuals and community organisations.

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

PAUL Partnership implements SICAP in partnership with 9 community-based organisations – Limerick City CDP, Moyross Community Enterprise Centre, St. Munchin’s Community Enterprise Centre, St. Mary’s AID, Garryowen Community Development Project, Our Lady of Lourdes Community Services Group, Southill Area Centre, Tait House and the Learning Hub Limerick.

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 and contact details – click here: SICAP Goal 1 (Community Development) Poster

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 and contact details, click here: SICAP Goal 2 Supporting Individuals Poster

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?

We provide a one-to-one confidential support and advice Enterprise Support Service.  For more information and contact details, click here: SICAP Goal 2 Enterprise Support Service Poster

If you would like information about this Programme, please contact us at 061 419388, or info@paulpartnership.ie