Sector Matters

Sector Matters is Northern Ireland's first social enterprise providing quality business services to the voluntary and community sector and to small businesses.

NICVA set up Sector Matters in response to a need identified in the voluntary and community sector for cost-effective Human Resource, Finance and related outsourced support services.

Human Resources support

In terms of HR support, Sector Matters can become your in-house HR support, on a retainer basis, or offer a range of services on a one off basis, including:

  • HR Policy / Staff Handbook reviews
  • Recruitment Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Salary Benchmarking

Financial services

Our financial services include:

  • Book keeping
  • Financial Management
  • Income and expenditure statements
  • Financial governance and advice

Other services

We also offer other support services including interim management, assistance with your funding applications, tender preparation and research services.

Following an initial assessment, which is free of charge, Sector Matters will agree a plan of action with you to meet the needs of your organisation.


If you need help or advice on any of these areas, email Sector Matters or call 028 9087 5015.


Sector Matters and NICVA HR cycle the Tour De Foyle 2015

Sector Matters HR Consultant Louise Foster and NICVA HR Manager Alex McGimpsey were delighted to take part in the Tour De Foyle 2015 charity cycling event on Saturday 29th August.

Winding up and closure services which help create a legacy

The sustained financial pressures on our sector have unfortunately led to more organisations having to consider winding up or closure.

Sector Matters Celebrate Four Years in Business

November 2013 marks Sector Matters fourth year as Northern Ireland’s first social economy business providing high quality human resources, finance and strategic planning services and support.

Financial support from Sector Matters

Sector Matters is offering free financial health checks for organisations working with older people.

Sector Matters - Redundancy and ‘Winding up’ advice

In the current climate organisations may be in the unfortunate position of having to make staff redundant or even go so far as closing down the organisation itself, known as ‘winding-up’.  Sector Matters has drafted some overview advice for th

Sector Matters - Building Financial Foundations

The Building Financial Foundations project is a new initiative from Sector Matters, funded by Lloyds TSB Foundation. Working with groups with an income up to £100,000 Sector Matters will deliver support and guidance on good financial practice.

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Having access to the independent support provided by Sector Matters to address sensitive HR issues at a time of organisational change was invaluable to both staff and board members.

Rural Community Network

Sector Matters have provided WheelWorks with an efficient and supportive bookkeeping and financial management service through a transitional time for the organisation. The service is perfect for the needs of a small organisation such as ours.