Breffni Integrated has three main programmes which it operates in County Cavan.
Cavan LEADER 2014-2020
Cavan LEADER is a funding programme which has 3 Themes which are outlined below. You can read more about Cavan LEADER here.
Theme 1: Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Job Creation.
Sub-themes: Rural Tourism, Enterprise Development, Rural Town and Broadband.
Theme 2: Social Inclusion
Sub-themes: Basic services targeted at hard to reach communities and Rural Youth.
Theme 3: Rural Environment
Sub-themes: Protection and sustainable use of water resources, Protection and improvement of local bio-diversity and Development of renewable energy.
Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)
SICAP aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. SICAP has three areas of work (Goals).
Goal 1: To work with Local Community Groups (LCGs) and communities to develop strategies to promote social inclusion. This includes helping LCGs to access funding, plan programmes of activities and set up new local community groups that promote social inclusion.
Goal 2: To help individuals to access educational opportunities, particularly where they are having difficulty doing so due to their circumstances. To work with children and young people on complementary programmes to the Education Curriculum and to help reduce the risk of early school leaving.
Goal 3: To work with individuals to help them with job search skills, interview preparation, employment related training and helping individuals to access the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA). You can find out more about SICAP here.
The TÚS Initiative provides meaningful work placement opportunities to unemployed people with Local Community Groups and Organisations in the community throughout County Cavan.
It involves participants working 19.5 per week for a Local Community Group (LCG) or Voluntary Organisation for 1 year. Participants gain the many benefits from being in work, and community and voluntary organisations benefit from the skills and experience that the participants can bring. Tús has both an urban and rural focus and builds on the model of the Rural Social Scheme. You can find more information on the TÚS Initiative here.