SICAP Small Grants for Local Community Groups 2023 now Open!
What is SICAP?
The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2023 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.
What are SICAP Small Grants 2023?
SICAP Small Grants 2023 are now available for applications for funding, to support projects that target the most marginalized groups or issues in disadvantaged areas in our county.
These Grants for Local Community Groups who need assistance to deliver one or more of the following:
Activities to help Ukrainian Refugees integrate into their communities
Social inclusion activities to engage the most marginalized in our community.
We are also delighted to be working with Sligo Volunteer Centre and Sligo PPN to offer extra supports to groups who want to organise events such as STREET FEAST to help include the range of new communities living in our County.
Street Feast funding can be used to hire musicians, for food vans, children’s activities (registered provider), bouncy castle hire etc.
Further information on Street Feast can be found here
Maximum Grant Allowable €1,500* per group
* this is a competitive fund, all grants are subject to funding available. Only one grant per group.
Note: Successful applicants must first pay for the goods/services upfront and then submit claim with receipts to the SICAP team.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any community group who is focused on addressing the needs of specific target group(s) and/or the needs of specific geographic areas.
Only projects which comply with the strategic thematic areas outlined in the SICAP Programme 2018 – 2022 under Goal 1 can only be considered. Please see our website www.sligoleader.com for further details.
What can be funded?
Grants can be used to fund the following:
- Community activities/events that have a clear link to SICAP target groups, such as supporting health and wellbeing, lifelong learning, employment supports and community integration.
- Integration activities/events to help support new communities including Ukrainians to get to know their new community and get involved in local activities – Including support for Street Feast Events where new communities are involved
- Small scale capital items to facilitate social inclusion activities/events
See Grant Information here
For Application Form see here
Please return the completed form to email@example.com by 31st May 2023. A member of the SICAP team will be in contact with you as soon as possible.