SICAP Case Study Frontline
Dublin South City Partnership (DSCP) has been supporting social enterprises through the SICAP program since 2015, and by 2021, they have supported 32 social enterprises.
In this video, Frontline Bikes Inchicore is a social enterprise established by Frontline Make Change (FMC), a drug and alcohol support service. FMC recognized the need for employment opportunities for individuals recovering from addiction and identified bicycle repair and sales as a viable social enterprise model. With the help of SICAP enterprise supports provided by Dublin South City Partnership (DSCP), Frontline Bikes was launched in October 2020.
The SICAP enterprise supports received by Frontline Bikes played a significant role in their success.
These supports included a feasibility study, mentoring and advice on business management, targeted training, funding opportunities, and assistance in increasing activities delivered to the target groups.
The supports helped Frontline Bikes establish a commercially viable business model, streamline operations, develop marketing strategies, and expand their reach within the community.
It emphasizes the importance of the mentoring and advice provided by the DSCP Social Enterprise Manager, which helped Frontline Bikes in areas such as accounting, marketing, retail, and public relations.