CutsWatchNI maps the impact of public sector spending cuts on voluntary and community groups in Northern Ireland. It is designed to highlight the impact of cuts on both organisations and communities. If your organisation is affected by the cuts, report the impact here.

Results of NICVA's Funding Watch Survey

22 Mar 2017Rachel Shannon ResearchViewfinder (Research), Funding Watch, Budget cuts, CutsWatchNI, Policy

NICVA recently ran a Funding Watch survey which assessed voluntary and community organisations current statutory funding situation and the likely impact of uncertainty and/or funding cuts. This article presents the survey findings.

Voluntary and community sector government funding at cliffs edge.

23 Feb 2016Lisa McElherron Funding, CutsWatchNI

Once again delays in government agreeing its budget has left parts of the voluntary and community sector on unsure financial ground.  

BIG Lottery Funding could be slashed by Government in Comprehensive Spending Review

21 Nov 2015Funding, CutsWatchNI

There are strong indications that John Whittingdale MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports has proposed slashing BIG Lottery funding by as much as 40%.  

Assembly Debate in Quotes

21 May 2015Elizabeth Hendron Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI

Who said what in the Assembly Debate on cuts to the community and voluntary sector? Have a look... 

Community and Voluntary Sector: Funding Cuts Debate

20 May 2015Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Policy, Funding

On Monday 18th May, UUP MLAs Robin Swann, Roy Beggs and Sandra Overend tabled a motion calling for the Assembly to recognise the important work of the voluntary and community sector and the impact of the cuts.

CutsWatchNI: Last chance to take part in cuts survey

18 May 2015Lisa McElherron Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

Help us gather information for the Junior Ministers on how the cuts are affecting your voluntary and community organisation.

Assembly to debate cuts to voluntary and community sector

5 May 2015Lisa McElherron Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

On the 18th May the NI Assembly will debate the recent cuts to the voluntary and community sector. We are encouraging all voluntary and community organisations to contact MLAs and ask them to support this important motion.

Buy a plastic bag and save the environment: how not to make cuts

27 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt CutsWatchNI, Environment, Politics

Scope analyses the bizarre recent conduct of the Department of the Environment and suggests this is a text book example of how not to implement cuts. 

Junior Ministers appointed to work with NICVA on sector cuts

23 Apr 2015Seamus McAleavey Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

The last few weeks has seen a range of departments deliver cuts to voluntary and community groups. Many of the cuts delivered are unfair and hugely disproportionate. Many staff in organisations have now been made compulsorily redundant.

Northern Ireland Executive to Discuss Sector Cuts

14 Apr 2015Elizabeth Hendron Policy & Public AffairsCutsWatchNI, Funding

A NICVA delegation has held productive meetings with the First and deputy First Ministers. Both Ministers agreed to urgent meetings at NICVA’s request and carried them out separately because of diary commitments.