Below you will find details of some of the programmes supported by the CKLP.  For more information, or to find out whether you are eligible to participate in a programme, please contact us.

Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

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SICAP is the new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme. It aims to tackle poverty, social exclusion and long-term unemployment through local engagement and partnership between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies. Its vision is to improve the life chances and opportunities of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment through community development approaches, targeted supports and interagency collaboration, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected. More information is available here.

Rural Development Programme

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The aim of the Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013 is to strengthen the rural economy and to improve the quality of life in rural areas and to respond to ideas which will enhance the environmental, social and cultural richness of our rural areas.

The Rural Social Scheme

DSP_birdThe Rural Social Scheme aims to provide income support for farmers who are in receipt of long-term social welfare payments, and to provide certain services of benefit to rural communities.


DSP_birdThe TÚS Programme provides work placements for people who are long term unemployed and on the live register. The placements are with community and voluntary groups. We work with local voluntary groups to arrange work placements that are suitable to participant’s experience and skills, and help participants to improve their job readiness.