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.
The new Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) 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.
The third Joint Forum meeting of 2019 took place on 17 October at NICVA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new VCG was selected in April 2017 by a sub group of the NICVA Executive Committee and the new membership spans the sector.
The Joint Forum is comprised of public sector and voluntary and community sector individuals.