Sector Issues

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2015

11 Feb 2016Rachel Shannon ResearchSector Issues, Charitable giving, State of the Sector

NICVA's latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examined who donated to charity, how much they gave and the causes they supported. This year's Survey also examined participation in social media fundraising campaigns. 

NICVA Launches 2016 Sector Forecast Survey

7 Jan 2016Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Sector Issues, Viewfinder (Research), Politics

NICVA has launched their 2016 Sector Forecast Survey. The Survey was sent to over 4,000 organisations and this is your opportunity to tell us about what you think 2016 holds for your organisation. 

State of the Sector Survey Goes Live

14 Oct 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Charitable giving, Employment, Funding, Fundraising, Sector Issues

NICVA has launched its 7th State of the Sector survey. The survey has been circulated to nearly 4,500 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and we need to hear from you. 

Older people: "undervalued, unappreciated, patronised"

8 Oct 2015Nick Garbutt Older Peoples' Policy ForumSector Issues, Health

Claire Keatinge has plenty to say as she reflects on her four years in office as Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

Health reform quietly gathers pace

25 Sep 2015Nick Garbutt Health, Sector Issues

Behind the headlines progress is being made in implementing the flagship Transforming Your Care programme, Scope reports. 

Every Lidl helps: helping charities can be super marketing for businesses

2 Sep 2015Ryan Miller Sector Issues, Funding

Following the announcement of a new Lidl scheme to fund community groups across Northern Ireland, Scope asks whether partnerships between the voluntary and private sectors are a world of untapped potential.

Sector faces massive job losses, survey claims

28 Aug 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues

Scope reports on the latest threat to community and voluntary sector funding

Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?

31 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding

Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.

Marginalised, excluded, demonised?

27 May 2015Nick Garbutt Media, Sector Issues

Scope examines a ground-breaking research project which aims to address the negative stereo-typing of young people by the media. 

Pulling a stroke?

26 May 2015Nick Garbutt Media, Sector Issues

Scope analyses the controversy surrounding the Stroke Association’s shocking claims about stroke rates amongst people of working age and asks if great advocacy can become bad science.