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Governance Research Focus Groups

Governance of the Voluntary and Community Sector in 2015 Research Project being undertaken by Volunteer Now.

In 2003 it was estimated that some 33,000 volunteers were involved as Management Committee members. It is important that this contribution is recognised, valued and supported. Given the change in charitable legislation, the establishment of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and the many challenges facing organisations and groups across the Voluntary & Community sector it is timely to undertake a comprehensive research project that involves asking Committee Members/Trustees their views. The research project has already disseminated a questionnaire to Trustees/Management Committee Members and to date over 600 responses have been received. The project is now inviting Trustees / Management Committee Members to attend a number of Focus Groups to provide an opportunity to discuss and share views on governance and being a Trustee/Management Committee Member. If you are interested in getting involved please sign up to attend one of the following events.

Governance Research: Focus Groups

Date:Thursday 20 August or Monday 7 September 2015
Venue:Volunteer Now offices, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2015
Venue: Ballybot House, 28 Cornmarket, Newry

Date:Wednesday 26 August 2015
Venue: The Hub, Broughshane House, 70 Main Street, Broughshane, Ballymena

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2015
Venue: Rural Community Network, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown

Date: Monday 14 September 2015
Venue: North West Volunteer Centre, 22 Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry

All Focus Groups will be held from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Please note sandwiches, tea and coffee will be served from 5.30pm.

To book a place on one of the Focus Groups please contact Wenda Gray by 20 August 2015 – wenda.gray@volunteernow.co.uk or phone 02890232020