Community and Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support - future plans

The Department is carrying out a programme of work aimed at refreshing the policy frameworks for our voluntary and community sector support. This will include agreeing with our partners on the outcomes that we should prioritise in future years. A review of sectoral needs will inform how we can better support the sector to deliver outcomes set out in any future Programme for Government.

Have your say

We are committed to engaging with a wide range of organisations in the sector, including those supported through our existing funding programmes as well as those that are not.  We will also involve other departments, local government and independent funders.  We will also be working with Reference Groups comprising a range of sectoral interests, through which we will draw on lived experience, expertise and knowledge, and together explore a range of insights and ideas in the design of new approaches.

Please take part in this short survey. It should take you no more than ten minutes to complete and will give us valuable information on current capacity and support needs within the sector. 

Our survey is just one part of our engagement and will stay open until Easter.

You can also sign up for the following events. The Department would like to take the opportunity to outline current plans and explore priorities within the sector for boosting capacity and improving the landscape of infrastructure support. Events are open to all and will include a roundtable discussion of key questions of interest.

When Where Booking details
Thursday 30 March 2023
9:30am - 12:30pm
Clifton House, Belfast Clifton House
Tuesday 04 April 2023
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry Playhouse
Wednesday 05 April 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual (Zoom) Virtual

Additional policy workshops will be held in between April and June: further details to follow in the coming weeks.

If you require any further information, please contact

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