Change in approach called for in NI government funding

In Northern Ireland, a working group established in response to an NI Audit Office report on the relationship between government and the sector has produced its own report ‘Addressing Bureaucracy: A report on tackling bureaucracy in government funding to the voluntary and community sector’. The document makes 19 recommendations, available in pdf, 989KB from

Civil Society Media leads its news item with the need for a “change in approach” to government funding, and departments should share information to prevent duplication,

Umbrella body NICVA had repeatedly raised increasing reporting demands taking resources from the actual funded activity, see their news item