Community Planning: Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sectors
Belfast has a vibrant and active voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, playing a valuable role in the social, economic and environmental fabric of city life.
Following extensive engagement with these sectors, the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is implementing arrangements to strengthen participation and representation of Belfast’s third sector in community planning.
VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel
A new sectoral advisory panel has been established.
The panel’s aims are:
- to ensure that the sector’s voices are represented as part of the community planning process
- to develop and improve cross sectoral relationships and partnerships
- to promote effective community engagement
The panel members are listed below. Its chairperson is Irene Sherry from Ashton Trust and it’s vice chair is Jim Girvan from Upper Andersonstown Community Forum. Members were selected following an open call for nominations managed by NICVA.
|Irene Sherry (chair)
|Jim Girvan (vice chair)
||Upper Andersonstown Community Forum
||Save the Children
||Belfast Interface Project
||East Belfast Community Development Agency
||British Red Cross
||Belfast Hills Partnership
||NI Environment Link
||Lower Ormeau Residents Action Group
||Belfast Healthy Cities
||Action Mental Health
||Migrant Centre NI
Join the Belfast VCSE citywide network
The VCSE citywide network has been established to to help anyone with roles in Belfast’s third sector get involved in community planning, and to stay updated through regular online engagement and a programme of events.
If you work in, or are involved with, the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector, sign up to join the network to receive regular email updates.