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Budget Report 2021 

Our corporate members Harbinson Mullholland produced a report from the budget announcement on 3 March 2021.

Click here to download the report. 

CO3's Chief Executive, Nora Smith reacts to the 2021 Budget. 

It is positive that the furlough scheme has been extended to September, which will provide relief to a wide range of charities however CO3 and a wide range of other charities have called for an amendment to the furlough scheme, which would allow vital services to be continued.

Reacting to the news of a £40 million Hardship Fund from the Department for the Economy, Nora Smith, CEO of CO3 said:

“Whilst we welcome news of a Hardship Fund, the devil will be in the detail in terms of whether or not our members can access this. To date most of them have not been able to access any financial relief despite the fact that our sector employs around 45,000 people and contributes £1.5billion to the local economy.

Northern Ireland’s charities face funding crisis

Northern Ireland’s charities and social enterprises have appealed to government and the general public to help them survive with many facing financial meltdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Traditional fund-raising has dried up with the closure of charity shops, childcare centres and cafes and the enforced cancellation of sponsored events from marathons to coffee mornings.

Good Governance Awards 2021

The VSB Foundation are pleased to launch the 2021 Good Governance Awards for Northern Ireland.  Delivered in partnership with CO3 and Volunteer Now.

The Good Governance Awards will showcase how good governance and driving social change are essentially interlinked and will provide an opportunity to celebrate what is best in the sector.

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