Joint Forum

The Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Group (VCG) is made up of 15 representatives from around the sector. The VCG meets with the government departments three times per year as the Joint Forum. The VCG also meets independently before each Joint Forum meeting. We’ll provide updates on the work of the group here.

Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector Panel for 202023 hold First Meeting of New Term

18 Sep 2020Kathy Maguire Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

The new Voluntary and Community Sector (VCG) Panel for the 2020-23 term of the Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum  has recently been confirmed. The panel held their first meeting (virtually) on Friday the 11th September.

Northern Ireland on the brink of a 'No-Deal Brexit' emergency

7 Jun 2019Siobhan McAlister Brexit & Beyond, Policy & Public AffairsBrexit, Joint Forum

NICVA has joined with our colleagues in the Brexit and Human Rights Working Group to warn that we are on the brink of a 'No Deal Brexit' emergency.

Joint Forum Meeting June 2018

9 Aug 2018Siobhan McAlister Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

The second Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 19th June in the East Belfast Network Centre. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations and the public sector.

Joint Forum Meeting March 2018

24 Apr 2018Siobhan McAlister Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

The first Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 26th March 2018 in NICVA. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations, local and central government departments.

Joint Forum October Meeting

6 Nov 2017Siobhan McAlister Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

A meeting of the Joint Forum took place on 27th October 2017 in NICVA. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations, local government and central government departments.

Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector Panel Meeting

23 Oct 2017Siobhan McAlister Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

The Voluntary and Community Sector panel got together last Tuesday 17 October ahead of the Joint Forum meeting between the public sector and voluntary and community taking place on Friday 27 October 2017.

Joint Forum Strategy Day

16 Jun 2017Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

The new Voluntary and Community Sector Joint Forum panel has now been appointed and the had their inaugural meeting on 19 May in Girdwood Community Hub. 

Joint Forum - Voluntary and Community Sector Group Members

13 Jun 2017Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

A new VCG was selected in April 2017 by a sub group of the NICVA Executive Committee and the new membership spans the sector.

What is the Joint Forum?

20 Mar 2017Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector ForumJoint Forum

The Joint Forum is comprised of public sector and voluntary and community sector individuals.