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The growing role of charities in society must be embraced
8 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefinedThird Sector, Sector Issues, Funding, Economy, Environment, Social Policy
A huge new report, years in the making, says that the community and voluntary sector’s increasing importance needs to be fully embraced. The private, public and third sectors all need to work together to build the best-possible future.
The third sector in a digital world: room for improvement
1 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefineddigital, Sector Issues, Funding, Cybersecurity
Research from late last year shows that organisations in Northern Ireland are not all fully comfortable in the modern digital age – but, with a bit of support, the right improvements are achievable.
Tough times can bring out the best in people
25 Jan 2023Ryan Miller undefinedMental Health, Health, Cost of Living, Poverty, Sector Issue, Social Policy, Funding
Two new pieces of research lay out two sides of the cost-of-living crisis: poor mental health, and communities rising to meet the problems we all face.
Every Lidl helps: helping charities can be super marketing for businesses
2 Sep 2015Ryan Miller Sector Issues, Funding
Following the announcement of a new Lidl scheme to fund community groups across Northern Ireland, Scope asks whether partnerships between the voluntary and private sectors are a world of untapped potential.
Crisis Fund: can a little go a very long way?
31 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Health, Mental Health, Sector Issues, Community Relations, Funding
Earlier this year OFMdFM released a small amount of funds to help vulnerable ethnic-minority migrants in crisis. Scope speaks with fund administrators the Red Cross about its success.
Preserving heritage and understanding the past
28 Apr 2015Nick Garbutt Funding, Environment
Scope meets Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland.
BIG new youth fund has fresh focus
19 Mar 2015Ryan Miller Funding, Sector Issues
Collaboration with youth at every stage is a new requirement for any groups looking to access some of the Big Lottery's new £50m pot aimed at Empowering Young People.
Is Lottery funding being undermined?
19 Feb 2015Nick Garbutt Sector Issues, Funding
Across the Irish Sea moves are afoot that could threaten the National Lottery and the charities in Northern Ireland that depend on its funding, Scope investigates
Where the Big Lottery millions will go
25 Nov 2014Nick Garbutt FundraisingFunding, Sector Issues
Early next year the Big Lottery Fund will unveil its spending priorities for the next six years with more than £100 million at stake, Scope caught up with Northern Ireland director Joanne McDowell to read the runes.
Big Lottery makes major new appointments
6 Nov 2014Nick Garbutt FundraisingFunding
The Big Lottery Fund has appointed three new Northern Ireland committee members to make decisions on how National Lottery funding is invested.