The Department provides funding which benefits over 150 third sector and social enterprise organisations. The outcomes of this funding vary in different localities and information on these is not held centrally. To gather it would involve disproportionate time and cost.
In line with greater decentralisation, the Department does not set performance targets for social enterprises. Where the Department directly funds and works with social enterprises, progress and performance are assessed against agreed work plans, milestones and budgets specifically tailored to the individual programme needs.