The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is the successor programme to the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP). SICAP is a local social inclusion programme focussed on the most marginalised in society. It aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.
From April 2015, Local Authorities, through the Local Community Development Committees (LCDC) have been tasked with managing the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP). The budget for 2016 for the SICAP Programme in Monaghan was €619,271. The contractual arrangements between the LCDC and the Programme Implementer, (Monaghan Integrated Development Limited) will provide for reporting, audit and monitoring functions of the programme, ensuring efficient targeted delivery while achieving best value for money.
The SICAP Programme continues into 2017 and targets the most disadvantaged and socially excluded in society.