County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company Ltd.
Supporting Enterprise and Community of County Sligo

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Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)


The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), delivered by Co. Sligo LEADER Partnership Company provides a range of supports to marginalised people and groups within designated communities in Co. Sligo. The programme is delivered in Sligo with the support of all the community groups, organizations, volunteers and agencies with ‘on the ground’ knowledge of their areas.

The key message of the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme is to listen to communities, organisations and agencies across Co. Sligo. This enables us to identify the priority needs in each area on an ongoing basis. From this we develop our Annual Plan which sets out the local objectives for the programme for the year in the areas of education, employment and enterprise supports, community development and wellbeing, volunteering support, access to services and information provision, community-based youth work and recreational and cultural activities. 

The work is underpinned by a ‘community development’ approach which engages local people and communities in identifying their priorities and determining the best response at local level. This engagement of local people and communities in shaping local actions to meet their needs is what distinguishes the work of the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme from that of mainstream service providers.

The programme aims to reach people who have difficulty accessing education, training and employment linking them with new opportunities. More detailed information on activities supported under SICAP is available at the following links:

Community and Voluntary Supports 

Education and Lifelong Learning

Enterprise Employment and Training




SICAP Case study 2019

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