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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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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Selling/moving your business online

The course gives you all the information required to create a plan for moving your business onlinme

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SICAP Call for Trainers 2021

Call for Trainers for Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company SICAP 2021-2022 Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company manages a range of programmes on behalf of various Government Departments and the EU for the collective benefit of the people and communities. Training Panel – Be Creative Programme We are seeking suitable facilitator and trainers for our ‘Be Creative Programme’ aimed at engaging 16 to 24 years olds under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) which is delivered within the municipal districts of Ballina and West Mayo. We are seeking detailed training course descriptions and costings from suitably qualified person(s)/companies who can facilitate any of the following training: Mayo […]

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The Possibility Programme – Live Your Best Life!  Starting April 22nd 2021

The Possibility Programme – Live Your Best Life!  Starting April 22nd 2021 This new personal awareness programme has been designed to suit adults (anyone over 16) that might be feeling a bit low in themselves and unsure what direction to take with career or struggling with their confidence.   Delivered via Zoom online over 4 session (2 hours per session) the programme should boost confidence and morale.  Mention it to anyone you think might benefit.   It is delivered in a very safe, welcoming environment. Date:  Thursday 22nd, Thursday 29th April. Thursday 6th, Thursday 13th of May 2021 Time:  10am to 12pm   ONLINE Booking early is advised as places are limited:   Contact Rita on 087 […]

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