What is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)?
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) (2018 – 2022) provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.
SICAP (2018 – 2022) is the successor programme to SICAP (2015 - 2017).
SICAP is a social inclusion programme which assists both individuals and groups through a two-pronged approach; supporting communities and supporting individuals.
Who is responsible for SICAP in Westmeath?
SICAP is managed locally by Westmeath Local Community Development Committees (LCDC) , and the Programme Implementer(PI) in Westmeath is Westmeath Community Development.
Who funds SICAP?
SICAP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development with co-funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
(The ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 is co-financing SICAP in the years 2018-2020. PEIL’s priority areas for investment revolve around the activation of the unemployed, social and labour market inclusion, education and youth employment).
What is the aim of SICAP?
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.
What are the SICAP Programme Goals?
SICAP (2018-2022) has 2 goals ;
Goal 1: Supporting Communities - 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.
Further information on SICAP (2018-2022) in Westmeath contact WCD on email@example.com
Further information on SICAP (2018-2022) nationally is available at www.pobal.ie
Primary School Teachers are currently being sought by Westmeath Community Development to help with homework clubs which will operate from Monday to Thursday for one hour per day in Athlone and Mullingar.
Payment will be made to suitable candidates at the rate of €23 gross.
The children taking part in the homework clubs are children of asylum seekers in direct provision accommodation in Athlone and Syrian Refugees in Mullingar who require assistance with various aspects of their homework.
The successful applicants will need to have Garda clearance and will be required to sign up to safeguarding protocols and will start work with the projects in January 2019.
The Homework Club is funded under the SICAP programme.