Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2024-2028

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2024-2028 aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

Beneficiaries of Cork City Partnership’s SICAP programme all belong to one of the following 13 SICAP target groups:

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 -2027.

SICAP 2018-2023 has 2 Goals:

Goal 1: Supporting Communities

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

Goal 2: Supporting Individuals

To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of life-long learning and labour market supports

Education and Training

– Providing Community Education courses including arts & crafts, personal development, pilates and many more

– Providing outreach third level courses in local community areas

– Enhancing pathways to education and providing both accredited and unaccredited training

– Assisting individuals and groups with the development of IT and digital skills

– Facilitating access to IT facilities including computers and printing facilities at our Outreach Offices

Job Supports/ Employment and Training

– Providing employment supports and training courses

– One to one mentoring, CV preparation, Job search

– Refering to education & training courses

– Technical skills training in applying for jobs online.

– Specialised Employment Training– Safe pass, HACCP, Manual Handling, Security

Supports for Children and Families

– Supporting Early Years providers in Cork City

– Providing resources for Primary School Homework and Secondary School Supervised Study

– Supporting Traveller Education

– Assisting with Midterm and Summer Camps

– Organising events for International Women’s Day, Nonfire Nights, Christmas Tree Light Up Events and more

Supports for Ukrainian Refugees and New Communities

– Job Supports

– Community Education

– Start your own business/Social Enterprise

– Personal Development Supports

– Family Day Trips/Activities

– Integration Events

Supporting and Strengthening Communities

– We work in many different areas in Cork city including The Glen, Blackpool, Fairhill/Farranree, Churchfield/Gurranabraher, Knocknaheeney, City Centre,  Togher, Mahon, The Lough, Greenmount and more

– Through our SICAP Community Development Team we can provide support to local community groups and individuals

Start Your Own Business /Social Enterprise

– Supports to develop a business idea and business plan.

– Business advice and guidance » Help to apply for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

– Information on volunteering opportunities

Personal Development Supports

– Focus on personal development of individuals; develop capabilities and potential, build human capital, facilitate employability, and enhance quality of life