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.
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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