Slide COVID - 19 INFORMATION The offices of Mayo North East are currently closed to the public but all programmes are still operating.
For any queries please contact the office on +353 94 9256745 or email


The aim of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local, regional and national engagement and collaboration.


The new LEADER programme is now open Funding is available under the following headings:- Economic and Enterprise Development, Job Creation (including rural tourism, rural towns, broadband and enterprise development) – Social Inclusion (basic services targeted at hard to reach communities, Rural Youth) …


The Rural Social Scheme was initiated in 2003 by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Tús was initiated in 2011 and is a community work placement scheme providing short-term opportunities for unemployed people and carrying out a range of services for the community…


The Job Initiative Programme was established in August 2000 to encourage employment of individuals returning to the workforce. The aim of the programme was to place workers in employment whereby after 3 years they would be offered employment on a fulltime basis.


The North Mayo Community Employment (CE) Scheme addresses the needs of a wide range of communities in various ways, including social care, facilities, back to education, resource work and administration back up, after-school care and preschool care for participants.


The Job Club operates a 3-week training course in venues around the country. Approximately 11 clubs are held each year. It facilitates learning of essential job seeking skills by encouraging members to work together as a group and share experiences with each other.


Individuals in receipt of certain social welfare payments who have a business idea and would like to become self-employed may apply for assistance from the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme.


Mayo Local Employment Service (LES) is a countrywide programme. Mayo North East manages the Local Employment Service on Contract from Department of Social Protection. The LES is committed to provide career guidance, advice and practical support to our clients.

“Reaching to the past to create the future”

A Mayo North East Case Study 2019

This is a video case study highlighting how supports from the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2018-2022 (SICAP) has made a difference to the Michael Davitt Museum in Straide, Co Mayo.  The approach adapted by Mayo North East is based on the concept of Socio-Cultural Animation. The museum is managed by a voluntary board of Directors and receives staffing support from Mayo North East through Community Employment.  The Department of Rural and Community Development also provide a contribution towards the employment for a full-time Curator.

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#ArtsCouncilat70. Our Memory: Silent Moves (2014), A film by @AideenBarry Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre & Scannán Technologies, hosted by Ballina Arts Centre & made possible through the IGNITE programme, funded by @artscouncil_ie @ADIarts & Mayo County Council.


Under #SICAP we are running a FREE workshop for eligible people interested in applying for a career with #Garda. RTs welcome😁 @MayoNorthEast

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WELCOME to the latest edition of your Community Journal newsletter. The newsletter will be published monthly, both in print and digitally. The Community Journal aims to promote action and participation and to foster the sharing of ideas, experience and information in the Mayo North East catchment area for a better. The newsletter also aims to strengthen the relationships between employees and employers of Mayo North East Partnership Company, as well as creating and building relationships within the community In the following editions of the Community Journal we will publish a community noticeboard, which will include a diary of community events, education and training courses, In addition to providing a forum to advertise your upcomin events, the Community Journal is looking for good story ideas, articles photographs, poems, graphic artwork, etc. and welcomes outside contributions. You can contact the Community Journal by calling 096-09677615, or email:



am I eligible for help?

Arising from territorial and other changes in the public procurement process the SICAP programme will be delivered by Mayo North East in the Municipal Districts of Ballina and Mayo West. Our area of operation in now from Swinford in the East to Belderrig/Ballycastle in the North and also extended into West Mayo, including Westport, Newport, Louisburgh, Achill and Ballycroy

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FREE Start Your Own Business Course Online

Mayo North East SICAP is offering a FREE Start Your Own Business Course Online. This course will be delivered over 3 Sessions via ZOOM as follows:

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Find Your Future

Mayo North East under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme have organised a FREE workshop for anyone aged 15 to 24 not currently in full time employment or education living in the Ballina area. Join us on Tuesday 9th of November, 3pm to 5pm in Ballina Arts Centre where The Authenticity Coach Thomas McCormack will guide you through ways in which you can explore your options, find out what supports are available for you and change your direction to get to where you want to be right now! If you want to find out more before the event call us on 087 0507049 or 087 666 2340 The Social […]

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Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2021!

Mayo Says No To Racism Group have a treat in store for you during Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2021! Tune in on Saturday 16th October at 7pm to a family friendly event full of chat, panel discussion, music and an insight into the lives of those living in Mayo, including the Traveller Community and people from various ethnicities. Find the programme on Facebook at  starting at 7pm on Saturday 16th of October. During 2020 the Mayo says No to Racism group was established to deliver actions promoting difference, diversity, and equality. Full Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week events are listed here: or Mayo-Social Inclusion Awareness Week – Home | Facebook  

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