community and voluntary sector

Community and voluntary sector welcomes new government’s commitments to increase funding and develop coherent policy

The Wheel, Community Foundation for Ireland and Clann Credo have welcomed the commitments in the new Programme for Government to increase funding and develop a coherent policy for the com

The Governance Code - December 2012 Update

Review of 2012

After almost three years in the preparation the Governance Code was launched by Minister Phil Hogan on June 28th in the Mansion House, Dublin.

The Sector and the Government

People come together to form community  voluntary organisations for a myriad or reasons - but often it's to solve a problem or address a situation that involves working in some sort of  p

A New Framework for Partnership

“Productive relationships would be characterised by a coherent policy framework for the development of community and voluntary organisations”. 

 We need a new framework for partnership working between the sector and government.

Overview of the Irish Community and Voluntary Sector

The community and voluntary sector clearly makes a big contribution to sustaining what is often referred to as ‘civil society’ in Ireland.

With two-thirds of Irish adults (that’s over two million people) engaging annually in the social, cultural and humanitarian activities offered by our 19,000 community and voluntary organisations, i

The Need for a National Plan

We need a coherent policy framework and a national development strategy for the community and voluntary sector.

 We need a national plan to support community and voluntary activity!

Sector Independence

We need to diversify the funding base for community and voluntary organisations...

With statutory funding now comprising over 65% of Irish community and voluntary sector income, and with average cuts in statutory grant support of 12% plus having taken place over the last couple o

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