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Voluntary and Community

We have lead responsibility for NI Executive policy re the voluntary and community sector (VCS).
Our mission is to strengthen relationships between government and voluntary and community organisations, creating the environment in which an enterprising and sustainable voluntary and community sector can thrive, contributing to government’s purpose in tackling disadvantage.
Our key areas of business are:

Partnership working with the VCS

Regulation of charities in Northern Ireland

Volunteering and active citizenship

Generalist Advice Services

Support for community development

Support for social economy enterprise

Faith sector’s role in supporting communities

Support for women in disadvantaged areas

Administration of the Government Funding Database external link

Guidance re VCS matters

Funding programmes for the VCS

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