Insight and latest updates from our team

Recognising your volunteers

By NICVA 24 May 2017 Sandra Bailie

It is vitally important that we recognise all the work that volunteers do – they are often the “life-blood” in our organisations. In the same way as donors give of their money, volunteers give of their time and we want to thank them for all that they do.

Right to Rent

By NICVA 22 May 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The Right to Rent law was introduced in England on 1 February 2016. It makes it a statutory requirement that all private landlords must check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. 

Flaws exposed in plan to remove Northern Ireland’s peace walls

By NICVA 17 May 2017 Andrea Thornbury

A GOVERNMENT commitment to “reduce, and remove, all interface barriers” by 2023 has been called into question after it emerged nearly one in five of the 116 structures are not included in the plan.

Fresh Start Initiative - A Programme for Women Involved in Community Transformation

By NICVA 10 May 2017 Shauna O'Neill

The Department for Communities (DfC) will be facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events to seek views on the development of a programme providing support for women wishing to be involved in community transformation.

New development opportunities

By NICVA 3 May 2017 Sandra Bailie

The development of our staff and volunteers is key to the success of our organisations and providing effective services. Those that participate on our programmes tell us that the skills and confidence gained make a real difference.

Less than half of Northern Ireland babies are breastfed in hospital

By NICVA 2 May 2017 Andrea Thornbury

More than 42,000 babies have left Northern Ireland’s hospitals since April 2012 without having attempted breastfeeding, Detail Data can reveal.

NICVA staff on the run!

By NICVA 28 Apr 2017 Denise Copeland

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2017 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for Sunshine Foundation Romania.

NICVA Thanks Faith Survey Respondents

By NICVA 26 Apr 2017 Rachel Shannon

NICVA is delighted to announce the winners of the NI Faith Survey prize draw.

NICVA Releases Findings from Northern Ireland Faith Survey

By NICVA 26 Apr 2017 Rachel Shannon

NICVA recently completed research on the faith based sector in Northern Ireland, which established the community work conducted by these organisations, outside of regular worship, and identified their training/support needs.

Consultation shows preference for joining Fundraising Regulator

By NICVA 25 Apr 2017 Sandra Bailie

Over the last few months the Fundraising Regulation working group have been consulting with the sector on the best option for fundraising regulation in NI. This is an update of progress to date. 

Business and civic society make urgent appeal to local politicians

By NICVA 11 Apr 2017

During the month of April nineteen years ago, people across Northern Ireland were presented with an amazing agreement which would deliver a path for peace and prosperity in the years ahead.

Collaboration and Partnership Support – an End and a Beginning

By NICVA 10 Apr 2017

Collaboration support for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland enters a new phase this week – with an end and a beginning.

NICVA becomes 1st charity in NI to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

By NICVA 4 Apr 2017 Ian Kelly

NICVA recognises the importance of a secure infrastructure and data in an insecure world, therefore we are proud to announce that we are certified and fully compliant with the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.

Consultation on the code of fundraising practice

By NICVA 3 Apr 2017 Sandra Bailie

The Fundraising Regulator is carrying out a consultation on the Code of fundraising practice with responses due by 28 April.

Breakthrough in Funding Crisis

By NICVA 30 Mar 2017

NICVA met last night with the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sir Malcolm McKibben, Permanent Secretaries David Sterling DoF, Leo O’Reilly DfC, Nick Perry DoJ, Noel Lavery DAERA and Deputy Secretaries from the other Departments.

Five key messages as Brexit negotiations go live

By NICVA 29 Mar 2017

As the UK triggers Article 50 to begin Brexit negotiations, we still have no Northern Ireland government to represent our interests, and no clear position put forward in these negotiations. 

PSNI urged to reconsider use of stop and search on under-18s

By NICVA 29 Mar 2017 Andrea Thornbury

THE PSNI has used stop and search powers on under-18s nearly 25,000 times in the last five years, the vast majority of which do not result in any further action.

Feedback from Fundraising regulation consultation meeting

By NICVA 27 Mar 2017 Lynn Kennedy

Nineteen people attended a consultation meeting in NICVA to discuss the options for fundraising regulation in NI. For those that were unable to attend, below is a summary of the main points of the discussion.

No government, no budget - Budget uncertainty and instability already hitting voluntary and community sector

By NICVA 27 Mar 2017

NICVA's Funding Watch survey shows consequences of political uncertainty and lack of an agreed budget is already impacting on services provided by the voluntary and community sector.

NICVA Conversation Zone at #AP2017

By NICVA 23 Mar 2017 Jenna Maghie

We are excited to once again be hosting our Conversation Zone at the Alliance Party Conference, tomorrow (25th March) at the Stormont Hotel.

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