Insight and latest updates from our team

Briefing on Great Repeal (EU Withdrawal) Bill

By NICVA 25 Jul 2017 Geoff Nuttall

Useful briefing by the Legal Education Foundation on the Great Repeal/EU Withdrawal Bill designed to convert all pre-Brexit EU legislation in UK law, including commentary on key issues raised

NICVA Launches Data Viewfinder

By NICVA 24 Jul 2017 Rachel Shannon

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to members in order to assess their data governance and security. The results will be used to help us ensure members are fully supported with these issues when preparing for GDPR. 

NICVA Position Paper on Brexit

By NICVA 24 Jul 2017 Geoff Nuttall

Having engaged widely with voluntary and community organisations and others across Northern Ireland and beyond, NICVA has now published its Brexit Position Statement and key recommendations for the negotiations

Why charities must act now to get ready for new data protection law

By NICVA 21 Jul 2017 Guest Author

Rachael Gallagher from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the importance of preparing for GDPR.

Employment Life-cycle Training Series 2018

By NICVA 20 Jul 2017

NICVA and Sector Matters are pleased to offer this popular Employment Life-cycle series of training again this year. The four training sessions guide you through the critical elements of the employment relationship.

Serious Incident Reporting draft guidance

By NICVA 7 Jul 2017 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for NI is currently consulting on its draft guidance on serious incident reporting which will help trustees to determine what a serious incident is and when they need to report on it.  

Sector discusses Brexit negotiations and priorities with the Department of Communities

By NICVA 7 Jul 2017 Geoff Nuttall

On 7 June, sector representatives met with officials from The Executive Office and Department for Communities to hear how they are feeding into the Brexit negotiations and to highlight sector concerns and recommendations

NICVA and fellow Social Partners call for political deal and Brexit representation

By NICVA 26 Jun 2017 Geoff Nuttall

NICVA has joined with the CBI, the NI Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Ulster Farmers Union in a joint call to restore devolution and ensure NI representation in the Brexit negotiations under 6 key priorities

Summer savings - 50% discount on room hire!

By NICVA 22 Jun 2017 Shauna O'Neill

Our conference facilities, training and meeting rooms are filling up as organisations make the most of NICVA’s half price room hire this summer. 

Autumn Social Innovation Workshops

By NICVA 22 Jun 2017 Susan Coffey

Do you want to learn more about social innovation? What it is and how you can use it to improve what you do and how you do it? NICVA are running a further round of 11 workshops throughout Northern Ireland in the last quarter of 2017.

Street Collections – Police issue reminder regarding Regulations

By NICVA 22 Jun 2017 Denise Copeland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is responsible for granting permits for charity street collections and as such, have issued the following guidance to assist charities when conducting street collections.

Reflecting on five and a half years of the development and support for the connecting older people programme

By NICVA 21 Jun 2017 Sandra Bailie

From October 2011 until March 2017 NICVA has had the privilege of working with the 65 BIG Lottery Fund Reaching Out - Connecting Older People programme grant holders.

Preparing for GDPR

By NICVA 20 Jun 2017 Shauna O'Neill

With only one year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, we joined with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to hold a conference to help charities prepare for the changes ahead.

Communicating Impact

By NICVA 19 Jun 2017 Sandra Bailie

How can you effectively communicate the difference that you make? You collect information about the impact you make and analyse it, but sometimes it is a challenge to communicate it well to all your audiences.

UK and Irish Voluntary and Community Sector Position Statement on Brexit Negotiations

By NICVA 16 Jun 2017 Geoff Nuttall

With Brexit negotiations set to begin soon, NICVA and our sister voluntary and community sector umbrella bodies across the UK and Ireland, have developed the following common UK/Irish position statement on what needs to be prioritised. 

Joint Forum Strategy Day

By NICVA 16 Jun 2017 Jenny McEneaney

The new Voluntary and Community Sector Joint Forum panel has now been appointed and the had their inaugural meeting on 19 May in Girdwood Community Hub. 

Government Financial Support to Business in Northern Ireland - An Analysis

By NICVA 16 Jun 2017 Geoff Nuttall

Government support for the private sector in Northern Ireland is an important part of its economic strategy. This report considers how this support impacts on people on low incomes.

Fundraising Regulator to oversee Charity Fundraising In Northern Ireland

By NICVA 16 Jun 2017 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is pleased to announce it has invited the Fundraising Regulator to oversee and regulate fundraising in Northern Ireland.

Food for Thought

By NICVA 14 Jun 2017 Andrea Thornbury

Every day in school more than 100,000 children from low-income families in NI have access to a nutritional lunch funded by the Department of Education. But who fills that void for struggling families during the 8 week school break? 

Joint Forum - Voluntary and Community Sector Group Members

By NICVA 13 Jun 2017 Jenny McEneaney

A new VCG was selected in April 2017 by a sub group of the NICVA Executive Committee and the new membership spans the sector.

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