SICAP is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme. The current programme began on 1 January 2018 and will run until the end of 2022. It replaced SICAP 2015-2017.
SICAP aims to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality. It does this through Programme Implementers, agencies and companies, who work with the most disadvantaged and the hardest to reach in communities.
The programme is aimed at:
disadvantaged children and families
disadvantaged young people (aged 15-24)
new communities (including refugees and asylum seekers)
people living in disadvantaged communities
people with disabilities
low income workers/households
the disengaged from the labour market (economically inactive)
The programme has two goals that focus on supporting communities and individuals:
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
to support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports