Insight and latest updates from our team

More than 1,000 people now living with HIV in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 3 Nov 2017 Andrea Thornbury

New data has revealed that more than 1,000 people known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland, with 94 people being diagnosed with the condition in 2016 alone.   

Housing intimidation in Northern Ireland: More than 2,000 incidents but only 32 convictions

By NICVA 2 Nov 2017 Andrea Thornbury

DESPITE nearly 2,000 validated incidents of people being forced from their homes in Northern Ireland due to housing intimidation in the past five years, just 32 convictions have been secured.

Secretary of State to introduce budget legislation for NI

By NICVA 1 Nov 2017 Philip Mynes

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP, this morning announced he would introduce legislation in the House of Commons to set a budget for NI, after the Parliamentary recess. 

More of the same will not work, Head of Civil Service says

By NICVA 26 Oct 2017 Neil Wilson

The new Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, David Sterling, has told VCSE leaders that the cost of not changing will be to make things worse.

Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together - 12 month progress report from the Department of Health

By NICVA 25 Oct 2017 Neil Wilson

The Department of Health has reported on the progress to date of the Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together vision. 

Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector Panel Meeting

By NICVA 23 Oct 2017 Siobhan McAlister

The Voluntary and Community Sector panel got together last Tuesday 17 October ahead of the Joint Forum meeting between the public sector and voluntary and community taking place on Friday 27 October 2017.

NICVA's #ConversationZone tomorrow at #UUP17

By NICVA 17 Oct 2017 Philip Mynes

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning for tomorrow'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.

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