Our Funders: Dublin NorthWest Area delivers services under contract to the following: 


What is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme? 

Dublin North West Area Partnership receives funding under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2018 – 2022 which provides funding to tackle poverty and social inclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnership between individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. 

Delivery Structure 

SICAP is managed by 33 Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) with support from Local Authorities. Actions are delivered by Programme Implementers (PI’s) across 51 Lots. 


SICAP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community development with co-funding from the European Social Fund (ESF)as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 20140 2020. 

Programme Goals  

Goal 1 – Supporting Communities 

To support communities and target groups to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues, developing the capacity of Local Community Groups and creating more sustainable communities. 

 Goal 2 – Supporting Individuals 

To support disadvantaged individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports. 

Horizontal Themes 

SICAP is underpinned by three horizontal themes 

  1. Promoting an equality framework with a particular focus on gender equality and anti-discrimination practices. 
  1. Applying community development approaches to achieve the participation of disadvantaged and marginalised communities in the wider local development context. 
  1. Developing collaborative approaches with stakeholders to improve how mainstream policies and programmes are delivered so that they impact more positively on the socially excluded.