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The Department for Communities (DfC) is currently undertaking a review of its arrangements for supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector.

This includes agreeing with partners on the outcomes that the Department should prioritise in future years.  This review of sectoral needs will inform how DfC can better support the sector to deliver outcomes set out in any future Programme for Government.

The Department engaged with a wide range of organisations in the sector to draw together their collective experiences, understand key priorities and needs.  The Department is now keen to share what they have learned from the engagement sessions and seek views on their proposed Infrastructure Support Framework through a public consultation.

For details of the consultations and to view the consultation documents, visit Consultation on Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support | Department for Communities ( or you can respond by email