Community & Voluntary Supports
The Department has lead responsibility for developing the relationship between the State and the Community and Voluntary Sector. This includes implementation of the White Paper on a Framework for Supporting Voluntary Activity and for Developing the Relationship between the State and the Community and Voluntary Sector. The White Paper was published in September 2000 and it commits the Government to provide a range of funding measures to support the Community and Voluntary Sector.
The White Paper is concerned with the nature of the relationship between the Community and the Voluntary sector and the State and with structures and other elements that underpin that relationship. Its aim is to provide a more cohesive framework of support and encouragement for the Community and Voluntary sector. It gives formal recognition to the partnership ethos that informs much of the working relationship between the two sectors, while recognising the differences between them. It notes that not all voluntary organisations want a working relationship with the statutory side.
- White Paper on a Framework for Supporting Voluntary Activity and Developing the Relationship between the State and the Community and Voluntary Sector (doc, 738 kb)
- more publications
- 02/03/15: Minister Alan Kelly and Minister of State Ann Phelan welcome the outcome of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) tendering process
- 18/07/14: Minister Kelly Restores Funding to Health, Disability & other Organisations Under SSNO Scheme
- 28/02/14: Hogan publishes Working Group report on Citizen Engagement with Local Government
- 26/09/13: Minister Hogan announces working group on citizen engagement with local government