Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018–2022

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018–2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level, working with 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 that  supports both individual clients and local community groups. Programme funding is used to strengthen communities and improve people’s lives. SICAP aims to address high and persistent levels of deprivation through targeted and innovative, locally-led approaches. It targets and supports those who are disadvantaged in Irish society and who are less likely to use mainstream services.

SICAP is managed locally by 33 Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) with support from Local Authorities. In Cavan, the programme is delivered by Breffni Integrated CLG.

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.

For more detail on the programme contact:

Community and Enterprise, Cavan County Council

Tel: 049 437 8581


Breffni Integrated CLG

Tel: 049 433 1029