SICAP is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.  It aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.  Breffni Integrated runs SICAP in County Cavan. To contact a SICAP staff member please visit our contact page.

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

 

It is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

SICAP addresses 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 less likely to use mainstream services and assists both individuals and groups.

The programme is managed by 33 Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), with support from local authorities, and actions are delivered by Programme Implementers (PIs).  Breffni Integrated is the Local Development Company responsible for managing and delivering SICAP across county Cavan.

PIs work with marginalised communities and service providers using a community development approach to improve people’s lives. For example, this could mean helping people to find work or to upskill, by providing CV training, a personal development course, helping them to prepare for an interview or helping them onto a workplace programme such as CE or Tύs.

 

Minister Ring announces €190 Million SICAP Programme for Deprived and Marginalised Communities

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring TD, on Friday 20th April, 2018 announced a major investment by the Government to tackle disadvantage in Ireland. The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), which is overseen by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide €190 million over five years (2018-2022) to support the most disadvantaged individuals and communities in our society.

Every Move You Make – Thursday 17th May 2018

The play follows the ups and downs of a young woman’s relationship as it goes from being near perfect to becoming an impossible nightmare. The production explores the issue of abusive relationships among young people. It was developed in consultation with the Youth Action NI Safe and Sound Project, NSPCC and pupils at Oakgrove Integrated College in 2012.

Conversational Irish evening Wed 2nd May 8-9.30pm, Blacklion

This new venture is to provide a fun, engaging and enjoyable way to practice, brush up or learn Irish in a relaxed and friendly way. The evenings will be an informal format and will cater for all levels and beginners as well. The evenings will concentrate on developing everyday conversational skills rather than grammar.
The first evening will be held in Breffni Integrated’s office, Blacklion Enterprise Centre in the upstairs meeting room. For more information Tel: 071 9853321 Email: sholland@breffniint.ie

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Main Office:

  • Unit 6A, Corlurgan Business Park, Ballinagh Road, Cavan, County Cavan. Tel: 049 4331029 Email: info@breffniint.ie

Sub Offices:

  • House No. 1, Realtog Centre, Upper Main Street, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan. Tel: 049 4336070
  • Unit 5, Blacklion Enterprise Centre, Belcoo Road, Blacklion, Co. Cavan Tel: 071 9853321
  • Beckscourt Centre, Beckscourt View, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Tel 042 969 4825