Insight and latest updates from our team

NICVA Conversation Zone - Ulster Unionist Conference 2017

By NICVA 17 Oct 2017 Philip Mynes

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning for this Saturday's (21 October) Ulster Unionist Party Conference at the Armagh City Hotel.

Opportunities through the Social Innovation Programme

By NICVA 16 Oct 2017 Sandra Bailie

The Social Innovation workshops provide a great opportunity for an overview of what is on offer through Phase 2 of the Social Innovation Programme, as well as to discuss innovation and practice the design thinking process. 

The Department for the Economy consults sector on Brexit concerns

By NICVA 16 Oct 2017 Carys Brown

On 10 October a contingent from the DfE met with sector representatives to discuss Brexit’s implications for the Voluntary and Community Sector and the issues it works on in an economic context. 

UK Government publishes a future partnership paper on collaboration in science and innovation

By NICVA 16 Oct 2017 Carys Brown

The UK Government has released its future partnership paper setting out its perspective on collaboration in science and innovation.

Leadership in communities - why it matters

By NICVA 13 Oct 2017 Sandra Bailie

To mark the launch of the new East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme, NICVA's Head of Organisational Development, Sandra Bailie, reflects on why effective leadership is of crucial importance. 

Hold your event at NICVA – and pay half the normal price

By NICVA 13 Oct 2017 Neil Wilson

For a limited time, NICVA is offering first-time room hirers 50% off the usual booking fee when they book a room at our purpose built conference centre.  

Brexit case studies - can you help?

By NICVA 6 Oct 2017 Carys Brown

NICVA is collating a series of case studies documenting how Brexit may impact upon the work of VCSE organisations.

NICVA's response to HSC Trusts' financial savings plans

By NICVA 5 Oct 2017 Philip Mynes

NICVA's response to the HSC's savings plan was submitted to each of the five Health Trusts today (5 October). The text of our response can be read below.

Sector engages with the Department of Health over Brexit negotiations, priorities and implications.

By NICVA 5 Oct 2017 Carys Brown

On 28 September, NICVA hosted the Department of Health and sector representatives in order to discuss Brexit concerns.

Postcode care lottery for people living with Huntington's Disease

By NICVA 5 Oct 2017 Andrea Thornbury

A DECADE after the urgent need for five Huntington’s Disease co-ordinators in Northern Ireland was identified in a report – at least 48 patients with the rare brain condition have no access to the specialist support because of where they live.

NICVA congratulates its President on Freeman honour

By NICVA 3 Oct 2017 Neil Wilson

NICVA has sent its warmest congratulations to its President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, on being made a Freeman of the City of Belfast.

Basic book-keeping training

By NICVA 2 Oct 2017 Denise Copeland

NICVA held the first of its basic bookkeeping sessions in Belfast on Thursday 28 September.

Affordable Alternatives to High Cost Credit in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 29 Sep 2017 Geoff Nuttall

In 2013, amidst growing concern about high cost credit and illegal lending, NICVA commissioned POLICIS and Liverpool John Moores University to explore options for an alternative affordable credit model. This report contains the results of their research.

Charities Annual Monitoring Return – consultation on proposed changes

By NICVA 27 Sep 2017 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is holding a seminar to consult on proposed changes to the Annual Monitoring Return for registered charities.

New programme in East Belfast

By NICVA 27 Sep 2017 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is pleased to be the lead partner delivering the East Belfast Community Capacity & Leadership Programme.

Universal Credit suspension call

By NICVA 26 Sep 2017 Neil Wilson

NICVA has called for the introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland to be suspended.

Introduction to The Fundraising Regulator (FR)

By NICVA 26 Sep 2017 Sandra Bailie

This is the first in a series of blogs from The Fundraising Regulator. The first one, by Stephen Dunmore Chief Executive of the FR, is an introduction to the Fundraising Regulator, an update on what has been happening and plans for the future.

"GrantNet" Funding Conference Update

By NICVA 22 Sep 2017 Lynn Kennedy

September 14th 2017 saw over 80 participants from over 70 VCSE organisations attend NICVA & RCN’s “GrantNet” Funding Conference to get a key funding skill under their belts, i.e. – making successful grant applications.

Featured member - Rosie’s Trust

By NICVA 21 Sep 2017 Shauna O'Neill

Rosie’s Trust’s mission is to maintain and support the special relationship and bond between owners and their companion pets.

Detail Data Partnership with the ADRC-NI

By NICVA 20 Sep 2017 Andrea Thornbury

For some time, Detail Data and the ADRC NI have worked in partnership to bring different source of research and data to the voluntary and community sector to help inform their decision making, service delivery and strategic planning.

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