Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

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

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2024-2028 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level.

SICAP is targeted at those who are most disadvantaged and less likely to access mainstream services. This includes unemployed people, people living in deprived areas, people with disabilities, single-parent families, people on a low income, members of the Traveller and Roma community and other disadvantaged groups. 

SICAP is managed locally by 33 Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) with support from local authorities, including Longford County Council.

Actions are delivered by programme implementers (PIs). Programme Implementers engage with marginalised communities and service providers to address issues related to social exclusion and inequality. Longford Community Resources clg is the PI for County Longford.

It is administered by Pobal. It is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development. SICAP also receives funding from the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training (EIST) Programme 2021-2027.

Through engagement with local communities, SICAP helps people receive quality, tailored support while adapting to local needs. This bottom-up approach works within the framework of a national programme which provides targets, performance indicators and requirements.

SICAP 2024-2028 replaces SICAP 2018-2023.

Contact Details

Longford Community Resources Clg is the Programme Implementer for County Longford. Their website is

The SICAP Programme Manager is Seán Regan, contact by:
T: 043 334 55 55

For information on the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), contact the LCDC Administrator:
P: 043 334 3307

You can also contact Longford County Council Community Development
P: 043 334 33 90