Are we paying for that? Government funding & social justice advocacy

January 23 2014, 10:02am

Advocacy Initiative

A seminar for the community and voluntary sector

January 29th 2014, The Gresham Hotel

You are invited to a seminar for the community and voluntary sector to consider the implications of exciting new research. This research, by Brian Harvey, is an account and analysis of the experience of the funding relationship between the state and voluntary and community organisations engaged in public policy advocacy in Ireland. It tells the story of the voluntary and community side of the funding relationship, with the relationship analysed on a continuum under the headings of the state support, inhibition and suppression of advocacy.

Wednesday 29th January, 10.30a.m. to 1p.m., The Gresham Hotel, 23 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Places are limited, so register now at:

The Advocacy Initiative, Carmichael House, North Brunswick St, Dublin 7

Ph: 01 685 3291


10:30 Arrival and registration

11:00 Welcome and opening, Kieran Murphy, Chairperson of The Advocacy Initiative

11:10 Presentation of the research, Brian Harvey, Social Researcher

11:50 Response: What would ‘they’ say?, Senan Turnbull, Affiliation?

12:00 Questions and clarifications

12.15 First reactions: Do I recognise any of these experiences?

12:20 Roundtable discussion: What are the implications for my work? What are the implications for social justice advocacy?

12:45 Next steps: What (if anything) do we need to do together?

13:00 Close