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Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

Information about Wicklow's Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme, including contact details.

Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is a national government-funded social inclusion initiative that aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

SICAP target groups:

  • Disadvantaged children and families
  • Disadvantaged young people (aged 15-24)
  • Disadvantaged women
  • Lone parents
  • Low income workers/households
  • New communities, including refugees and asylum seekers
  • People living in disadvantaged communities
  • People with disabilities
  • Travellers
  • Roma
  • Unemployed
  • Those disengaged from the labour market (economically inactive)
  • Substance misusers

The Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is the contract holder in each local authority area.

Following a competitive tendering process, Wicklow LCDC contracted the following two organisations to implement the programme from 2015-2017. These are referred to as Programme Implementers (PIs):

  • Bray Area Partnership (in conjunction with Little Bray Family Resource & Development Centre and Bray Community Enterprise) operates the programme in the Bray & Greystones MD Areas (referred to as Lot 15-1)
  • County Wicklow Partnership operates the programme in the Wicklow, Arklow & Baltinglass MD Areas (referred to as Lot 15-2)

Initial responsibility for the monitoring of the work carried out by the PIs has been delegated by the LCDC to its SICAP sub-group. The sub-group then reports back to the LCDC on progress to date.


County Wicklow Partnership 3rd Floor
Avoca River House
Bridgewater Centre
Co. Wicklow
Phone: (0402) 20955
Bray Area Partnership 4 Prince of Wales Terrace
Quinsboro Road
Co. Wicklow
Phone: (01) 286 8266