2013 Annual Report on the Concordat

4 Jul 2013     Last updated: 8 Oct 2014

The Minister for Social Development recently launched the second annual report on the Concordat between the Voluntary and Community Sector and the Northern Ireland Government.

The report includes details on the issues impacting the voluntary and community sector, the progress made against selected commitments contained within the Concordat and progress made against recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee in their report ‘Creating Effective Partnerships between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector’.

The report also outlines how in the last year, progress has been made in developing pragmatic ways to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy in the funding process through the ‘Addressing Bureaucracy’ project. It also highlights how progress has been made in the area of policy development with the aim that all significant stakeholders are involved in the process as early as possible so that any resultant policy should be fit for purpose.

The work of the Joint Forum will continue throughout the coming year with action plans for other commitments within the Concordat being developed.

The 2013 Annual Report on the Concordat between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector is available for download.

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