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 in 2019, the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) is now implementing new arrangements to strengthen participation and representation of Belfast’s third sector in community planning.
VCSE Sectoral Advisory Panel
A new sectoral advisory panel is being 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, and
- to promote effective community engagement.
Following an open call for nominations managed by NICVA, applications are currently being assessed. It is anticipated that the panel representatives will be confirmed by the end of February 2020.
Join the Belfast VCSE citywide network
The CPP is establishing a new inclusive network for everyone with roles in Belfast’s third sector, to get involved in community planning and 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 citywide network to receive regular email updates.