Support amongst 3rd sector leaders for charity shop rating proposals

The Ulster Bank & CO3 3rd Sector Index for Q4 2016 is released today.

It is a barometer of Northern Ireland’s third sector, involving a quarterly survey of CO3 members who include the leaders of some of Northern Ireland’s largest charities and social enterprises through to small community groups. Continue reading

Demand for 3rd sector services rises despite funding pressures

Infographic about the Ulster Bank and CO3 3rd Sector Index Q2 2016

The latest Ulster Bank & CO3 3rd Sector Index is released this morning. It is a survey of leaders of bodies such as social enterprises, charities, and community organisations.

Amongst its key findings are that:

  • Almost one-third (29 percent) experienced a further decline in government funding
  • A further 59 percent said that they experienced no change, which equates to a real-terms decline.
  • One-in-four said their organisation is vulnerable to cash-flow issues
  • 65 percent saw demand for their services increase
  • 23 percent say their organisation increased headcount

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NI Third Sector Confident Despite Decreases in Government Funding

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A new survey of  Third sector organisations has been launched today. Published by Ulster Bank & CO3, the survey reveals that Third sector organisations are confident about their prospects despite a challenging environment and significant decreases in government funding. Continue reading