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 - Self-Employment Supports*

We provide a one-to-one Enterprise Support Service to people who are unemployed and would like to explore the option of becoming self-employed.

We provide help with:

  • Exploring a business idea
  • Accessing relevant enterprise training
  • Applying for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance
  • Exploring the reality of self-employment

SICAP - Enterprise Training

PAUL Partnership and Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO) provide a joint-funded Enterprise Training Programme to support Small Business Start-Ups in Limerick City.

The Enterprise Training Programme consists of a selection of Finance, Sales & Marketing and other business-related courses & events.  All courses/events are free of charge.

Details of the Autumn/Winter Schedule plus individual course outlines can be found here:

For further information or to register interest in any of these courses, please contact Jane O’Mahony on 061 419388 or jomahony@paulpartnership.ie

SICAP – Social Enterprise Supports

We provide advice and support to community groups and individuals to:

  • Support the development of new social enterprises
  • Support and provide advice to existing social enterprises
  • Advise on business planning and project feasibility
  • Identify other social enterprise supports and funding opportunities
  • Support the development of social enterprise forums and networks

*SICAP criteria and registration requirements apply

Contact Information

If you would like information about our Enterprise Support, please contact us at 061 419388, or info@paulpartnership.ie or contact any of the SICAP staff members below.

Enterprise Support Service (Individuals)

PAUL Partnership

Tait Business Centre, Dominic Street, V94 WY42

Ann Marie Gleeson 
  061-419388
  amgleeson@paulpartnership.ie

Nuala Rennison 
  061-419388
  nrennison@paulpartnership.ie

Jane O’Mahony (Enterprise Training)
  061-419388
  jomahony@paulpartnership.ie

Supports for Social Enterprises

PAUL Partnership

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

Michael Gleeson 
  061 419388
  mgleeson@paulpartnership.ie

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