Consultation on Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support

Consultation opened on 15 November 2023. Closing date 09 February 2024.


The Department for Communities is seeking views on draft proposals for future Infrastructure support of the Voluntary and Community Sector in NI.


Consultation description

The Department for Communities has put forward draft proposals to support a thriving Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland through a commitment to continued government investment in sector infrastructure and to improving the way that government works with and for the sector.

The proposals are geared towards the achievement of a clear ambition for what joined up government support can help achieve in the sector, underpinned by shared values and practices which aim to support the relationship between government and the sector.

As part of this consultation, the Department completed an equality screening, which is available on the DfC website.

A rural needs impact assessment has been completed. You can request a copy of this document by emailing

The Department is seeking views on these draft proposals and are inviting responses via the following ways to respond. Alternatively, you can register for one of our consultation events.

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