Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

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.

Please read below for more information about SICAP.

SICAP Community Supports*

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP):

  • Supports communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues
  • Builds the capacity of Local Community Groups
  • Aims to develop more sustainable communities

We support local communities and groups to identify and address social inclusion and equality issues.

We provide advice and support in relation to:

  • Setting up a community group
  • Accessing funding
  • Hosting a community event/meeting
  • Developing governance skills
  • Planning for the community
  • Doing community research and consultation
  • Establishing, sustaining or growing a social enterprise

*SICAP criteria and registration requirements apply

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.

Contact Information

If you would like information about SICAP Community Development supports, please contact us at 061 419388, or info@paulpartnership.ie or contact any of the SICAP implementing partners below.

Supports for Communities and Community Groups

PAUL Partnership

Unit 25a, Tait Business Centre, Dominic Street, Limerick, V94 WY42

Mary Blackmore
  061 419388
  mblackmore@paulpartnership.ie

Michelle Hannan
  061 419388
  mhannan@paulpartnership.ie

Limerick City CDP

St. Munchin’s Community Enterprise Centre, Kileely Court, Kileely, V94 F58P

Cally Jeffers
  061-328690 / 083-3449900
  cally@limerickcitycdp.ie

Helen Flanagan
  061-328690
  helen@limerickcitycdp.ie

St. Mary’s Office, 5 Verdant Crescent, King’s Island, V94 XF40

Majella O’Connor
  061 411076 / 087 9475362
  majella@limerickcitycdp.ie

266 Avondale Court, O’Malley Park, Southill, V94E5Y9

Mary Fitzpatrick
  061 313024 / 085 7350273
  mary@limerickcitycdp.ie

Garryowen CDP

23 John’s St. Limerick, V94 W938

John Buttery
  061 310690
  john@garryowencdp.com

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