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 seeks new sector reps

20 Feb 2017Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum

The Joint Forum is comprised of representatives from across government and the voluntary and community sector. It facilitates an open discussion about the relationship between the two sectors. 

Joint Forum meeting - 6th May

25 May 2016Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public Affairs, Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum

The Joint Forum is made up of representatives from central and local Government (Public Sector Group) and the Voluntary and Community Sector (Voluntary and Community Group). 

Review of regional support to voluntary and community organisations

1 Sep 2015Jenny McEneaney RISP, Public Sector Reform, Policy & Public Affairs, Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum, RISP, Policy, Public Sector Reform

VCU is initiating a review of its arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector through the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) to ensure arrangements are fit for purpose for the next 5-7 years. 

Joint Forum Meeting - 21 October 2014

21 Nov 2014Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum, Policy

Minutes and the Communique from the Joint Forum meeting on 21 October 2014.

Joint Forum Meeting - 19 May 2014

19 Jun 2014Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum, Policy

Minutes and the Communique from the Joint Forum meeting on 19 May 2014

Joint Forum Meeting - 4 February 2014

4 Mar 2014Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum, Policy

Minutes and the Communique from the Joint Forum meeting on 4 February 2014. 

Joint Forum Meeting - 25 October 2013

25 Nov 2013Jenny McEneaney Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum, Policy

Minutes and Communique from the Joint Forum meeting on 25 October 2013. 

2013 Annual Report on the Concordat

4 Jul 2013Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum

The Minister for Social Development recently launched the second annual report on the Concordat between the Voluntary and Community Sector and the Northern Ireland Government.

Joint Forum meeting update

5 Jun 2013Joint Government and Voluntary Sector Forum (Joint Forum)Joint Forum

A meeting of the Joint Government/Voluntary and Community Sector Forum was held in NICVA on 3 May 2013. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations, government departments and councils.