Northside Partnership CEO welcomes United Nations Public Service award for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

Paul Rogers, CEO of Northside Partnership, joined Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development and Charities, in welcoming the announcement that the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) won a 2022 United Nations Public Service Award.

The prestigious award, in the category of “Institutional resilience and innovative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic” sees international recognition for Ireland’s primary Social Inclusion programme.

SICAP is a Department of Rural and Community Development programme that aims to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality.

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Northside Partnership Budget Priorities Presented at Oireachtas Committee by ILDN


Northside Partnership’s priorities for next year’s Budget were presented to an Oireachtas Committee this week by the national representative body of Northside Partnership, the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN).  Northside Partnership CEO, Paul Rogers, welcomed the ILDNs appearance at the committee and echoed the points made by ILDN representatives who attended the Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting.

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Social Protection Rural & Community Development & the Islands,

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Northside Partnership Welcomes Minister Humphreys’ Annoucement of ILDN Covid-19 Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme


Northside Partnership, a member of the Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) has today 22/02/2021 welcomed the announcement by Minister for Rural & Community Development Heather Humphreys TD, of an €800,000 COVID-19 Social Enterprise Regeneration Programme, funded by her Department to be administered by the ILDN.  The fund will resource Local Development Companies (LDCs) and LDC consortia to provide supports to social enterprises in communities as they emerge from the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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