Proposals to make charity shops in Northern Ireland pay rates at 10 percent are supported by a significant number of third sector leaders, as long as the revenue raised goes directly towards developing entrepreneurship in the sector, a study reveals.
CO3 welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation. However, before we provide our specific comments, it is important to declare a conflict of interest. CO3 is currently funded under the current Regional Infrastructure Programme (RISP). We receive £30,000 a year as part of the NICVA led consortium funded under the Generic strand. It is our intention to submit a collaborative bid under the new programme of support when issued.
CO3’s AGM was held on 19 October 2016. The event was an opportunity to mark CO3’s achievements over the past year as well as to say thank you to two CO3 Board members, Cameron Watt and Jenny Irvine, whose tenure on the Board came to a close at the AGM.