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CO3 Holds Dinner with the Permanent Secretaries

One of the key benefits of CO3 membership is the opportunity for strategic engagement with a wide range of senior officials and politicians.

On 27 July 2016 we hosted a dinner with three Permanent Secretaries:

Leadership & Good Governance Awards Launched - Raise your profile and win £1000!

Please note that the Good Governance Awards 2016 are now closed.

Recruitment Opportunity – Chief Executive, Victoria Housing Estates Ltd

Please note that this position is now closed.

Victoria Housing Estates (VHE), a social housing charity based in Holywood, is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The post will require an experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated and articulate individual to lead this evolving organisation.

Minister Sugden launches consultation on proposals to modernise funding model

Justice Minister Claire Sugden today published proposals to modernise the system used to award funding to third sector organisations delivering justice outcomes. 

The Minister said:  “The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector provides a valuable service to our society.  They bring essential skills and expertise to supporting and delivering a range of programmes which support victims and witnesses of crime, as well as reducing offending. 

Demand For Third Sector Rises Despite Funding Pressures

Ulster Bank and CO3 3rd Sector Index, Q2 2016

  • Almost one-third experience further decline in government funding
  • One-in-four vulnerable to cash-flow issues
  • 65 percent see demand for services increase
  • 23 percent increase headcount

Northern Ireland’s third sector continues to grapple with significant cuts in government funding, the Ulster Bank & CO3 3rd Sector Index reveals today.