COMMUNITY groups and social enterprises in Inishowen are being invited to apply for the 2024 Small Grants Fund to help ‘contribute towards building a more sustainable, inclusive and empowered community’.

The SICAP [Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme] Small Grants Fund supports community groups and smaller social enterprises to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion through engagement and collaboration. 

In particular, local groups that are supporting initiatives that prioritise the new thematic focus areas, such as Older People (aged 65+ Years) in Isolation, Refugee and Migrant Rights and Integration, Climate Action and the Just Transition, Addiction, Homelessness, LGBTQI+, Youth, and Gender, and the target groups within the new programme guidelines are invited to apply.

These have been selected based on the socioeconomic context, the level of need in society, and government priorities.

A range of actions and supports can be applied for under the grant, including creating community plans, training, small capital costs, running events, to name but a few. 

All expenditure must be vouched and short reports on the actions are required. But the process is straight-forward with a short application form and guidance provided.

The Community Development team at IDP are available to answer any questions groups may have regarding the grants programme.  The closing date is Friday March 22nd, 2024.  For further information please contact