Social Inclusion and Community Activation Program (SICAP) 

What is SICAP?

SICAP in full is “Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme” and is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Pobal and the Local Community Development Committee in Co. Clare.

SICAP events around Clare (Ukrainian Response children’s holiday; Intercultural Coffee morning; and CLDC staff at Traveller Pride event)

Programme Aim

The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality in Ireland through supporting communities and individuals using community development approaches, engagement and collaboration.

This programme will run from 2018 – 2022.

An extra year of funding was announced in 2021 which sees the programme now running until 2023.

 

Who is it for?

SICAP has specific ‘target’ groups to ensure it is a targeted and focused programme. Only people who are from one or more of these groups are eligible for support under the programme:

Disadvantaged Children and Families
People living in Disadvantaged Communities
Disadvantaged Young People (aged 15 – 24)
People with Disabilities
Disadvantaged Women
Roma
Travellers
Lone Parents
The Disengaged from the Labour Market (Economically Inactive)
Low Income Workers / Households
The Unemployed
New Communities

SICAP has two goals:

Goal 1: Supporting Communities

To support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of Local Community Groups, and creating more sustainable communities.

Goal 2: Supporting Individuals

To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports.

We Support Communities

Developing a group
Accessing Funding
Influencing decision makers
Hosting a community event/meeting
Training or facilitating
Growing a social enterprise

We Support Individuals

Improving quality of life
Identifying next steps
Finding out about rights & entitlements
Exploring educational, training/employment options
Accessing a small grant for training
Applying for Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and Enterprise Grant
Farm income options

CLDC is selected to deliver SICAP programme for next 5 years!

CLDC is thrilled to have been awarded the SICAP programme in county Clare! SICAP stands for Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme, and CLDC has been selected as the organisation to design, implement and deliver the programme at a local level.  So, for...

Securing Socio-Economic Rights and a Just Transition in Clare – You’re invited, Monday Nov 6th!

“One of the main things we’ve learned is that if we can improve the services needed by those of us who are worst off, that actually everyone will benefit.” Come along on Monday Nov 6th to find out more about this one-of-a-kind ground-up research study in Clare!

Summer camps support nearly 140 children from refugee families and Direct Provision

Clare Local Development Company was delighted to host 5 summer camp programs in Clare this year. These camps focused on improving children’s English through a variety of activities, making new friends, staying active and having loads of fun. Each camp we got to meet...

CLDC Staff give moving interview on ClareFM

"When you think that life is over, in this moment you find people who will show you that NO, you are ALIVE, you must live. You must start. You must live your life." We are very proud of our staff who spoke on ClareFM this morning! Have a listen here (11min) to hear...

Refugee Week Fun Run builds solidarity, friendship and respect

Sanctuary Runners came together to run in solidarity at Lee's Road last Sunday for the very first Refugee Week Fun Run-Midwest. With over 70 attendees of all ages and abilities from across Clare, the midwest, and the world, it was a gathering of warmth, welcomes and...

Ukrainian Response Projects: Children’s Holiday & Festival of Culture!

On International Children's Day, a holiday was held for Ukrainian children living in County Clare. On June 1, about fifty Ukrainian children came to a holiday organized by Clare Local Development Company at a children's entertainment center in Ennis. Rides, pizza, ice...

Our staff take the stage at national Grow Remote summit!

Last week, CLDC was very proud to support two of our community development workers - Michelle Nolan and Sean MacNamara - as they contributed to the national conversation around the future of work - and what that means for communities - at the Grow Remote Summit in...

Clare Traveller Community Development Project celebrates success at launch of Strategic Plan

"True community development is about trusting communities to develop their own solutions and pathways."The above words were spoken by Minister Joe O’Brien, as the Clare Traveller Community Development Project (CDP) launched their Strategic Plan yesterday.  At CLDC, we...

 

Contact SICAP 

If you would like more information or to discuss our SICAP programme please contact us on +353 65 686 6800 or email sicap@cldc.ie

 

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SICAP Team