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State of the Sector VI
Methodology• May 2011, 5,234 questionnaires distributed• Survey re-issued in June 2011 to maximise return rate• A total of...
Workforce / Employment• An increase in the number of staff employed  in the sector.• The sector now employs an estimated 2...
Employment - Workforce profile by sub-sectors                                                     Mean     % of           ...
Breakdown of paid workforce by size oforganisation                         2011 (%)   2008 (%) £10,000                   2...
INCOME
Distribution of organisations by economic sizefor the period 2001-2002 to 2009-2010 (%)5045        42             4340   3...
Average annual income by income band      Income band    Average       % of      % of    % of total     % of              ...
Central government funding by department2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Northern Ireland Assembly: Direct     2008-2009         20...
Overall main funding sources                                             2009-2010Funding source                          ...
Number oforganisations
Summary figures                        2011    2008     2005    Nos. vol / com      4,836   4,700    4,500    organisation...
Volunteers
Volunteering•   From the State of the Sector VI survey 86% of respondents indicated that    they currently involve volunte...
The most popular types of volunteering       opportunities•   Governance (59%)•   Fundraising (58%)•   Administration/offi...
Volunteers by organisation main sub categorySub sector                            Mean    TotalYoung people               ...
Charitable Giving
Charitable Giving (excluding places of worship)                     2010     2008     2005Mean                £25.35   £14...
Popular causes               Religious organisations                                                                    26...
Charitable Giving - Impact of the recession• Follow-up survey in October 2011• 66% of respondents had given money to chari...
Main areas of work
Primary sub-sectors of organisations (%)Community development                                                             ...
Update of the forecast section      Viewfinder 13 (November 2012)In October 2012 the Viewfinder 13 questionnaire was made ...
Funding sources                                        (base 198)     Government departments                              ...
Level of Cuts Dont know / not sure            5%             91-100%         2%              51-60%                  6%   ...
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A presentation of the information research by NICVA and published in State of the Sector VI - delivered to the Institute of Fundraising conference on 12 November 2012.

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  • Adds up to 95% for which we have dataTable above looks at the breakdown of employees by different sub-sectors. Nearly one quarter of employees work within the disability sub-sector (24.2%), with organisations in this sub-sector each employing on average 64 individuals. A further 20.1% of employees work within the children and family sub-sector. The average number of staff employed in organisations within this sub-sector is 18. These findings are similar to those reported in State of the Sector V, which found both the disability and young people and children sub-sectors employed a high percentage of the voluntary and community workforce, with 21.3% of the workforce working in each. Both this research and State of the Sector V reported that disability and the sub-sectors that provide services for children employ a significant proportion of the workforce.  Other sub-sectors that employ a significant number of individuals include older people (8.8%), health and wellbeing (8%) and education and training (7.2%).
  • Table demonstrates that there has been a reduction in the percentage of the voluntary and community sector workforce that is employed in organisations with an income of over £1 million. In 2008 over half of employees (52.6%) worked in organisations within this income band, however, this has reduced to 44.2%. There is an increase in the number of employees that work in organisations with an income of between £500,000 to £1 million. In 2008, 9.9% of all employees worked in organisations with this income, however, this report found 13.6% (9.9%) now work in these organisations. More people (2.5%) work in organisations with less than £10,000 than before (0.4%), however, for organisations with an income of between £10,000 and £250,000 the number of employees has remained static.ADDITIONAL - majority of voluntary and community sector organisations employ a relatively small number of people; 54.8% employ five or less. These findings are similar to that reported in State of the Sector V, where 56.2% of organisations employed between one and five individuals. Larger organisations with 26 or more employees account for 13.4% of organisations. Based on the results of the State of the Sector VI survey, the single largest employer in the voluntary and community sector had a workforce of 1,000 individuals.
  • Figure shows how the economic profile of the voluntary and community sector changed between 2001-2002 and 2009-2010. Some caution must be exercised as the data in Figure 5.1 are based on survey data and as such it is not possible to control the extent to which organisations respond. Equally it is impossible to track individual organisations in terms of increases or decreases in income. Therefore, any movement between income bands can only be viewed at a global level, allowing an analysis of trends over time. The most striking feature of the 2009-2010 data is the steady decline in organisations within the £10,001 to £100,000 income bracket, with a fall of 6% since 2006-2007. In 2009-2010 the number of organisations in the £100,001 to £250,000 income strata has remained relatively stable, having doubled in 2006-2007. Whilst there had been a steady growth in the number of organisations in the £250,001 to £500,000 income band, there has been a small decrease in 2009-2010. In the higher income bands, over £500,000, there has been an increase on the 2006-2007 figures. 
  • From Table it is clear that organisations with an income over £1 million continue to hold a dominant position in the voluntary and community sector, accounting for over half (52%) of the income of the sector; numerically representing an around 6% of the sector. Additionally, the £500,001 to £1 million income band has seen both an increase in its representation (+2%) and an increase in the percentage of income in the sector (+6%). Taken together the two largest income groups account for some two thirds of the sector’s income.  The opposite trend is evident in the £250,001 to £500,000 income band which, despite remaining consistent at 8% in 2009-2010 from 9% of the sector in 2006-2007, shows a fall of 5% in its proportion of the sector’s income. In addition, there has been a decrease in the proportion of the sector made up of organisations with an income between £10,001 and £100,000 and a small increase in the under £10,000 income band.
  • (DARD and DRD data updated October 2011) Over the last two years there has been some variation in the funding patterns in a number of government departments, with significant reductions from the Department of Education (-71%), the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (-64%), the Office of the First Minister/Deputy First Minister (-53%), and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (-22%).  The reduction across these departments is, however, offset by increases in a number of departments including the Department for Social Development (+7%), the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (+45%), the Department for Regional Development (+29%) and the Department of Justice (+16%). Overall, between the two years there was a funding increase of 1.9%. In the case of central government departments, the largest funder is clearly the Department for Social Development (DSD), a pattern which was identified in State of the Sector V. DSD funds the voluntary and community sector through a number of channels.Viewfinder 13 November 2012 – 10,780 volunteers in 198 organisations (female part time volunteers 7,773)
  • As can be seen from Table total income from the main sources of funding for the voluntary and community sector is £741.9 million; the main source of funding coming from central government (34%), followed by the general public through charitable giving (30%),and a range of non-departmental public bodies and statutory agencies (17%).It should be noted, however, that as a result of methodological issues, direct comparisons with State of the Sector V figures should be limited. The data presented in this section are comprised of data generated on our behalf by the main funders. The State of the Sector V report generated these figures using an alternative method which focused on generating estimates from sets of accounts returned as part of the research programme.Additionally, in this section we have not disaggregated the funding from the Department for Social Development and as a result DSD funding is reported within central government expenditure and not in the non-departmental public body figures.
  • It should be noted that in this State of the Sector survey respondents were asked to indicate the sub-sector which best described the work of their organisation and then asked to highlight who / what their organisation attempts to address. This is a slightly different approach to the previous report and as a consequence direct comparisons are not always possible.  As can been seen from Figure 4.3 ‘community development’ (14.8%) and ‘children and families’ (14.4%) are very much to the fore in terms of the sub-sectors that organisations are working in. This general trend is consistent with previous reports. These are followed by projects operating within health and wellbeing (8.4%) and education / training (7.2%).
  • Pre-school 10.8%; General public 9.9%; Children 8.8%; Older people 8.4%In terms of the main beneficiary of organisations’ activities, the patterns established in State of the Sector V are again very much in evidence, with generally only minor variations. Preschool (0-5 year olds) was the most popular primary beneficiary group (10.8%). As mentioned above, many organisations do not work solely and specifically with any particular social group, so as in previous years ‘general public’ continues to feature highly in survey responses.This category is not as common as in previous years due to changes in survey classification
  • The most common source of funding for responding member organisations is government departments with 44% of respondents funded in this way.We can also see that charitable trusts remain a key source of funding for voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland, with 38% of organisations currently obtaining funding from this source. Key funding sources for the voluntary and community sector reported by respondents include councils (34%), health boards / trusts (33%) and the general public (28%).
  • Funding cuts57% of responding organisations have been affected by the public sector funding cuts, a decrease of 10% since Viewfinder 12, returning to the level nearer that outlined in Viewfinder 11 (53%).  A total of 67organisations (39%) stated that they had been affected by having their funding cut, a decrease from 75 organisations (45%) in Viewfinder 12. For this report 66 organisations reported on the extent of their funding cut. For almost half (47%), the reduction in funding was up to 10% of their funding in the last 12 months, almost identical to the level in Viewfinder 12. For 36% of organisations reporting a cut in funding the levels of cuts were between 11% and 40%, again very similar to the level reported in Viewfinder 12.  Base=163
  • Transcript of "SOSVI Presentation to iof november 2012"

    1. 1. State of the Sector VI
    2. 2. Methodology• May 2011, 5,234 questionnaires distributed• Survey re-issued in June 2011 to maximise return rate• A total of 1,550 organisations responded, giving a response rate of 29%• Of this number, 359 were either extinct or were classified as not suitable for the purposes of this survey• A total of 1,191 usable questionnaires was generated, which is a 23% response rate• 512 sets of annual accounts for 2009-2010 made available
    3. 3. Workforce / Employment• An increase in the number of staff employed in the sector.• The sector now employs an estimated 27,773 individuals (3.8% of the total NI workforce)• Compared with 26,737 (3.7%) in 2008• 28,932 reported in State of the Sector IV (4.4%) (NICVA, 2005)
    4. 4. Employment - Workforce profile by sub-sectors Mean % of workforce Advice services 13 4.0 Arts in the voluntary and community sector 5 1.3 Children and families 18 20.1 Community development 6 4.9 Community relations 8 1.5 Criminal justice and community safety 28 1.8 Disability 64 24.2 Education/training 13 7.2 Health and wellbeing 17 8.0 Housing and homelessness 47 3.0 Lobbying/policy 24 1.0 Older people 48 8.8 Women 64 1.8 Young people 13 5.3 Other 32 2.3
    5. 5. Breakdown of paid workforce by size oforganisation 2011 (%) 2008 (%) £10,000 2.5 0.4 £10,001- £100,000 12 11.0 £100,001 - £250,000 12.2 12.4 £250,001 - £500,000 15.5 13.7 £500,001 - £1 million 13.6 9.9 £1 million plus 44.2 52.6
    6. 6. INCOME
    7. 7. Distribution of organisations by economic sizefor the period 2001-2002 to 2009-2010 (%)5045 42 4340 37 37 36 36 3535 30302520 2001/0215 12 13 2003/04 9 810 7 6 6 7 6 6 2006/07 4 4 4 5 45 3 2009/20100
    8. 8. Average annual income by income band Income band Average % of % of % of total % of income total sector income sector 2009/10 income 2009/10 2006/07 2006/07 2009/10 <£10,000 £4,854 1 37 1 35 £10,001- £100,000 £41,905 7 30 9 36 £100,001 - £250,000 £151,963 11 13 12 12 £250,001 - £500,000 £336,737 15 8 20 9 £500,001 – £1 million £697,087 14 6 8 4 Over £1,000,001 £2,990,605 52 6 51 4
    9. 9. Central government funding by department2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Northern Ireland Assembly: Direct 2008-2009 2009-2010 Departmental Expenditure expenditure (£) expenditure (£) DARD 1,432,000 513,000 DCAL 6,845,929 9,916,748 Department of Education 11,073,458 3,231,667 DEL 16,645,608 16,866,948 DETI 618,200 914,644 DHSSPS 12,549,738 9,779,885 DOE 1,894,440 1,106,552 DOJ 5,141,986 5,944,987 DRD 4,250,000 5,500,000 DSD 185,376,624 198,527,310 OFMDFM 3,474,166 1,643,290 Northern Ireland Direct Total 249,302,149 253,945,031
    10. 10. Overall main funding sources 2009-2010Funding source % £ millionCentral Government 253,945,031 34.2Non-departmental public bodies / statutorybodies etc Health and Education 84,731,961 11.4 Other NDPBs etc 44,469,880 6 Local Government 9,000,000 1.2Europe 70,099,426 9.4Lottery 31,140,299 4.2Trusts 28,500,000 3.8General public 220,000,000 29.7Total 741,886,597 100
    11. 11. Number oforganisations
    12. 12. Summary figures 2011 2008 2005 Nos. vol / com 4,836 4,700 4,500 organisations Assets £863 £737 £755 million million million Total income £741 £570 £614 million million million Total expenditure £719 £544 £590 million million million
    13. 13. Volunteers
    14. 14. Volunteering• From the State of the Sector VI survey 86% of respondents indicated that they currently involve volunteers• Total number of volunteers reported 45,106• 19% of volunteers play a role in the governance of their organisation• Most volunteers are found in the category ‘young people’, accounting for just over 20% of total volunteers, followed by ‘health and wellbeing’ and ‘sport/recreation’, between them accounting for 23%• Over the next 12 months 46% of respondents indicated that they intend to increase the numbers of volunteers in their organisation• Two reports on volunteering produced by Volunteer Now in 2010 and 2011 in total covered 189,362 volunteers with the majority of volunteers found in the voluntary and community sector
    15. 15. The most popular types of volunteering opportunities• Governance (59%)• Fundraising (58%)• Administration/office work (56%)• Working with young people (41%)• Event management (40%)Source: Mapping Volunteering in Northern Ireland: Phase 2 (Volunteer Now)
    16. 16. Volunteers by organisation main sub categorySub sector Mean TotalYoung people 141 9,442Health and wellbeing 69 5,819Sport/recreation 291 4,372Education/training 58 3,912Disability 53 3,695Community development 19 3,020Children and families 21 2,879Arts/voluntary and community sector 24 1,637Older people 22 1,510‘Other’ 33 1,450Advice services 31 1,337Volunteer development 115 1,034Community relations 27 1,012Remaining sub-categories - 3,907Total 45,026
    17. 17. Charitable Giving
    18. 18. Charitable Giving (excluding places of worship) 2010 2008 2005Mean £25.35 £14.22 £12.76Proportion giving 83% 83.8% 93.8%to charity
    19. 19. Popular causes Religious organisations 26.1 38 Children and young people 14.4 22 Medical research 14 34 Health 13.7 28 Disaster relief 10.3 11 Other/didnt notice 6.1 % Share of all total 6 Hospitals and hospices 5.4 yield 9 Homeless, housing & refuge 2 6 Disabled 1.8 6 1.4 % Of donor Animal welfare 5 population supporting Conservation, environment & heritage 1.1 2 cause Sports and recreation 0.8 3 Older people 0.8 3 War veterans 0.7 2 Human rights 0.7 2 Emergency services 0.5 2 Education/schools 0.02 1 Arts 0.01 0.1 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
    20. 20. Charitable Giving - Impact of the recession• Follow-up survey in October 2011• 66% of respondents had given money to charity in some way over the last four weeks• A drop from 83% in the main Individual Giving survey• Average donation per donor has dropped significantly from a mean of £34.46 to £26.94• Median donation reduced from £16.75 to £8.00
    21. 21. Main areas of work
    22. 22. Primary sub-sectors of organisations (%)Community development 14.8 Children and families 14.4 Health and wellbeing 8.4 Education / training 7.2 Disability 6.7 Older people 6.4 Arts (vol / com sector) 6.2 Young people 6 Advice services 4.6 Other 4.3 Community relations 3.7 Women 3.5 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
    23. 23. Update of the forecast section Viewfinder 13 (November 2012)In October 2012 the Viewfinder 13 questionnaire was made available online to 906 NICVA memberorganisations. In total 198 organisations responded, generating a response rate of 22%.• The economic environment continues to impact heavily on member organisations, with 41% reporting that their financial situation has worsened over the past12 months• 57% of responding organisations have been affected by the public sector funding cuts (down 10%).• For almost a fifth of responding organisations (19%) there has been some reduction in staff numbers; 21% have increased staff numbers.• 41% of member organisations have increased their expenditure; 31% decreased• 56% of organisations have increased their services over the last 12 months.• For 56% of organisations, grants make up over 60% of all income, and for over a quarter of respondent organisations (24%) grants make up between 90% and 100% of overall income.• 44% of respondents stated that they receive some level of funding from Government, 38% funding from charitable trusts and 28% from the general public.
    24. 24. Funding sources (base 198) Government departments 44% Charitable Trusts 38% Councils 34% Health Board / Trusts 33% General public 28% Other 25% Big Lottery 24% Membership fees 18% European funding 14%Educations and Library Boards 9% Business 8% Legacies 6% Investments 2% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
    25. 25. Level of Cuts Dont know / not sure 5% 91-100% 2% 51-60% 6% 41-50% 5% 31-40% 6% 21-30% 6% 11-20% 24% 1-10% 47% 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
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