Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP)
This programme has five strands and supports core costs of regional infrastructure organisations involved in playing a supporting, co-ordinating or development role in relation to voluntary and community sector organisations, particularly in those policy areas which are the responsibility of the Department. Community infrastructure allows new work and new organisations to develop, supports already there, and facilitates networking.
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Investment Readiness Programme
The Department for Communities is developing a support programme to help third sector organisations grow, better access finance, and achieve long term sustainability. This is part of the government’s vision for a 'modern, enterprising, efficient and sustainable VCS/ Third Sector which is a public good, and which improves the functioning of society and the effectiveness of government.'
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Asset transfer and the development of the social economy
Development Trusts NI (DTNI) have been appointed as the Department’s delivery partner for Community Asset Transfer. DTNI’s role is to develop capacity and skills within the voluntary and community sector to enable organisations to take advantage of future opportunities.
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Government funders database
The Government Funding Database holds records of applications and funding to voluntary and community sector organisations.
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If you have any queries please contact Voluntary and Community Unit