Since 2015 we have been delivering the Government’s Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) in an expanded area that includes both the Bray and Greystones Municipal District areas.
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. Check out this video to find out more about the programme.
There are three main SICAP goals:
Goal 1 To support and resource disadvantaged communities and marginalised target groups to engage with relevant local and national stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues.
Goal 2 To support individuals and marginalised target groups experiencing educational disadvantage so they can participate fully, engage with and progress through life-long learning opportunities through the use of community development approaches.
Goal 3 To engage with marginalised target groups/individuals and residents of disadvantaged communities who are unemployed but who do not fall within mainstream employment service provision, or who are referred to SICAP, to move them closer to the labour market and improve work readiness, and support them in accessing employment and self-employment and creating social enterprise opportunities.
We have two consortium partners, Bray Community Enterprise and Bray Family Resource and Development Project, who work with us in the provision of supports and services under this new programme.
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.