NICVA is indebted to a great number of people who have assisted in the publication of State of the Sector.

We would like to acknowledge the fundamental part played by the organisations that completed the online questionnaires. Without their co-operation it would not have been possible to produce State of the Sector.

We would like to thank the various government departments, non-departmental, statutory bodies and funders that have provided us with the information necessary to compile this publication. Particular thanks to the Voluntary and Community Division for its assistance with the Government Funding Database.

Thanks must also go to the Grant Making Trusts and the Northern Ireland Trust Group for providing information for this research, and to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland who worked closely with NICVA to develop a mailing list for the State of the Sector survey.

A special thanks must all go to Gabriel Montgomery, a social policy and criminology placement student who assisted in the compilation of the income section of this report.