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) 2018-2023 is co-funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development and the European Union.
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:
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 2023 Autumn/Winter Enterprise Training Programme 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 email@example.com
We provide advice and support to community groups and individuals to:
In 2019, we supported the development and publication of a ‘Guide to Setting up and Running a Community Café’. The Guide was developed in collaboration with the community organisations currently managing Community Cafés in Limerick City – Moyross Community Enterprise Centre, St. Munchin’s Community Enterprise Centre, The Learning Hub, St. Mary’s Aid, Our Lady of Lourdes, Tait House and Southill Hub, as well as the Northside FRC.
To download a copy of the Guide, click here: Guide to Setting Up and Running a Community Cafe – Final
For more information about the project, go to: Guide to Setting Up and Running a Community Café Launched
Social Enterprise Limerick
Social Enterprise Limerick (SEL) is a practitioners’ network of Social Enterprises in Limerick City, supported by PAUL Partnership. SEL ains to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration among Social Enterprises in Limerick. The network is involved in a range of training, development and promotional activities. SEL has a particular focus on specific thematic areas relevant to Social Enterprise in the city, including Community Food Provision, Community Gardens, Circular Economy & Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Community Childcare and more.
The network has recently been approved for funding under the ARISE programme, which is a Dormant Accounts funded initiative for the promotion of Social Enterprise.
ARISE funding will be utilised to develop a range of promotional materials for network members and to highlight the activities of the Network, with a particular focus on the development of digital media/video content. For more information of the SEL ARISE project contact the PAUL Partnership Social Enterprise Officer, Michael Gleeson on firstname.lastname@example.org
This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund
*SICAP criteria and registration requirements apply
Tait Business Centre, Dominic Street, V94 WY42
Ann Marie Gleeson
Jane O’Mahony (Enterprise Training)
Unit 25a, Tait Business Centre, Dominic Street, Limerick, V94 WY42