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The writing class that transforms lives
Young people who leave school with no qualifications are often written off by the rest of society. Scope explores a project that reveals amazing untapped potential.
The biggest missed opportunity for NI's 3rd Sector
There has been much coverage of the impact of no government on the sector. To date it has not featured what is surely the biggest lost opportunity of all.
Kids Company. It couldn't happen here. Could it?
The Insolvency Service is seeking to ban the former trustees of Kids Company from holding directorships for up to six years. It couldn’t happen here. Could it?
Less uncertainty is a good thing
The Tory-DUP deal at Westminster will remove some of the many layers of uncertainty plaguing local politics and policy – overall, good news for the third sector.
Dormant Accounts Scheme living up to its name
Progress on the Dormant Accounts Scheme has indeed been dormant. Stormont has sat on over £7m of funding, earmarked for the third sector, for nearly ten years. Scope takes a look.
Stroke services require reform
Scope talks to the Stroke Association about why a restructuring in services could provide both improvements in acute care and – crucially – huge benefits in long-term care.
Why the Lobbying Act must be changed
The third sector has expertise that cannot be found elsewhere – if your aim is a better society then silencing organisations with know how is counterproductive.
Making the Global Goals relevant for citizens
Scope talks with the Northern Ireland Environment Link about their plans to improve awareness and understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Adult social care needs reform - and the third sector
Older and vulnerable people at risk of becoming isolated from their community and its services can see improved provision.
The Power of Doing Good
The Third Sector is widely misunderstood and the value that it brings to society massively understated by politicians and policy makers. At Scope we want to address that.
Grassroots are top of the tree
The latest thinking in social innovation involves ideas that are led by the local community - i.e. those set to benefit - on every level, with support organisations like Amplify NI and even major funders like the Big Lottery Fund fully bought in.
Why NI's budget crisis could easily have been avoided
By mirroring other jurisdictions and including multi-year spending plans in our annual budgets, Stormont could have avoided the tension and uncertainty that is plaguing Northern Ireland in 2017.
What Theresa May has in store for the Third Sector
Direct Rule in Northern Ireland is a distinct possibility. Scope examines Theresa May’s commitments to Civic Society, and asks what that might mean for the Third Sector.
On a wing and a prayer: faith based charities
Faith-based charities receive a combined annual total of £16.3 billion in funds across the UK, one third of all monies raised by the Third Sector.