Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.
South Tipperary Development Company has been contracted to deliver the SICAP programme in Tipperary South 2015-2017.
The aim of SICAP is to promote social inclusion and improve the life chances and opportunities for specific communities and individuals who experience social exclusion as a result of unemployment, educational disadvantage and inequality.
The programme has three goals:
- To support and resource disadvantaged communities and marginalised target groups to engage with relevant local and national stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues;
- To support individuals and marginalised target groups experiencing educational disadvantage so they can participate fully, engage with and progress through life-long learning opportunities through the use of community development approaches.
- To engage with marginalised target groups/individuals and residents of disadvantaged communities who are unemployed but who do not fall within mainstream employment service provision, or who are referred to SICAP, to move them closer to the labour market and improve work readiness, and support them in accessing employment and self- employment and creating social enterprise opportunities.
The target communities supported through SICAP by South Tipperary Development Company are:
- Children and Families in Disadvantaged areas
- Lone Parents
- People with Disabilities
- New communities
- The unemployed (including those not on the Live Register).
- Young people living in disadvantaged communities
- NEETs- young people aged 15-24 years who are not in employment, education or training.
Initiatives and activities of the SICAP programme will focus on priority communities of:
Carrick on Suir (RAPID) RAPID estates in Clonmel
Tipperary town (RAPID) Slieveardagh area:Killenaule/Ballingarry/Glengoole
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative
More information on the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme can be found at: www.pobal.ie.