Westmeath Community Development to deliver Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) in Westmeath.
Pictured above at the signing of contract on 25th March between Westmeath County Council, Westmeath Local Community Development Committee, and Westmeath Community Development Ltd for the delivery of the new SICAP for Westmeath are Cllr Paddy Hill Cathaoirleach Westmeath County Council, Pat Gallagher Chairman Westmeath Local Community Development Committee and Chief Executive Westmeath Co Council, Frank Murtagh, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Westmeath Community Development Ltd and
Dermot Leavy, Chairman, Westmeath Community Development Ltd
The existing Local and Community Development Programme comes to an end on 31st March 2015. The new SICAP is a local social inclusion programme focussed on the most marginalised in Irish society. It aims to tackle poverty and social exclusion through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. The three goals of the new SICAP are focussed on:
- Community Development;
- Education and training; and