The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) has been developed as the successor programme to the Local and Community Development Programme (LCDP) 2009-2014.

The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local, regional and national engagement and collaboration. Its vision is to improve the life chances and opportunities of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment through community development approaches, targeted supports and interagency collaboration, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected.

LCRL, with the support of the Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), will target those who are the most disadvantaged and excluded in County Longford.

The Programme has three goals:


For more information please contact LCRL at 043-3345555 and ask for Valerie McFarlane, the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Co-ordinator, or email Valerie at