Local Community Development Committee (LCDC)

  • What is the Local Community Development Committee?

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    The LCDC is a committee made up of representatives from the local government and local development sectors, including public bodies and representatives of social, economic, environmental and community interests.

    The purpose of the LCDC is to develop, co-ordinate and implement a coherent and integrated approach to local and community development. The Galway City LCDC has 15 members and was established in 2014. The chairperson of the Galway City LCDC is Cllr. Martina O'Connor, Galway City Central.

  • What are the functions of the LCDC?

    • The key functions of the LCDC include: The preparation and implementation of the community element of the Galway City Local Economic and Community Plan 2024 - 2029
    • Bringing a more joined-up approach to local and community development activity in the City
    • Co-ordinating and monitoring the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)


  • Who are the members of the LCDC?

        LCDC Members List

Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) - Annual Report 2023

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  • What is the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2024 – 2028 ?

    The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2024-2028 provides funding to tackle poverty and social exclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

    SICAP is a targeted, holistic programme, for those who are most disadvantaged and less likely to access mainstream services, which provides supports directly to beneficiaries and links them into existing services. It is a multi-faceted programme that provides supports to respond to individual and community needs, aiming to ensure that beneficiaries receive quality, tailored supports, while also allowing flexibility to adapt actions to local need. It enables bottom-up approaches within the framework of a national programme which provides targets, performance indicators and requirements.



  • Who manages SICAP?

  • The programme is managed at a local level by 33 Local Community Development Committees, with support from local authorities, and actions are delivered by Programme Implementers (PIs).

  • Programme Implementers (PIs) engage with marginalised communities and service providers using a community development approach to address issues relating to social exclusion and inequality. SICAP also prioritises local engagement and partnerships, between SICAP Programme Implementers, disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

    Galway City Partnership have been awarded the contract in Galway City to deliver the SICAP programme 2024-2028.



    Who funds SICAP?

     Administered by Pobal, SICAP 2024-2028 is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills, and Training (EIST) Programme 2021-2027.



  • Who can I contact about SICAP?

    For more information on the programme and the supports and services available see www.gcp.ie or contact at 091773466/ email to info@gcp.ie




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