Insight and latest updates from our team

Shortfalls revealed in disability provision at venues across Northern Ireland

By NICVA 4 Jul 2016 Bob Harper

Major shortfalls have been identified in disability access at many of Northern Ireland’s most popular visitor, tourist, cultural and sporting attractions – potentially affecting the lives of over 300,000 people and their families.

Finance Minister comments on EU referendum meeting with NICVA, Business and Trade Unions.

By NICVA 1 Jul 2016 Lisa McElherron

NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey joined partners from business organisations and trade unions to discuss the implications of the EU referendum result with Minister Ó Muilleoir

NICVA Update on EU Referendum.

By NICVA 1 Jul 2016

An update on Brexit for the Northern Ireland voluntary and community sector.

Public Procurement Practice in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 27 Jun 2016 Michael McGilligan

This research empirically tests some of the concerns that have been expressed in relation to contemporary procurement practice in Northern Ireland.

Support for NICVA members applying for Road Safety Grants

By NICVA 27 Jun 2016 Andrea Thornbury

Interested in applying to the grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives launched? Detail Data can provide NICVA members with information that could support their application. 

Featured member: Will to Give

By NICVA 23 Jun 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Will to Give is a membership charity open to all charities operating in Northern Ireland. Their aim is to work together to promote gifts in Wills for the benefit of all charities in NI.

Northern Ireland Business Groups, Trade Unions and Voluntary Sector unite to highlight benefits of remaining within the EU

By NICVA 22 Jun 2016 Shauna O'Neill

In an eve of poll joint message, organisations representing business owners, trade unions and the voluntary and community sectors across Northern Ireland have highlighted the economic evidence, which overwhelmingly favours remaining within the EU.

Draft Programme for Government Framework consultation event

By NICVA 20 Jun 2016 Jenny McEneaney

NICVA held a consultation event on the Draft Programme for Government Framework which received presentations from NCB NI Director Celine McStravick and Head of the Programme for Government team Joe Reynolds. 

Sector Forecast Survey Preliminary Findings Released

By NICVA 17 Jun 2016 Rachel Shannon

Earlier this year NICVA launched their Sector Forecast Survey which explored organisations outlook for 2016. This article presents some preliminary findings from the research. 

NICVA meets with new Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

By NICVA 17 Jun 2016 Lisa McElherron

NICVA was delighted to help organise a visit by Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir to the Inspire housing community.

Over 2,000 road crashes outside schools spark calls for 20mph speed limit

By NICVA 17 Jun 2016 Bob Harper

ELEVEN people - including one child - have been killed and over 2,600 people have been injured as a result of road traffic collisions close to schools in Northern Ireland over the last decade.

OpenDataNI Challenge

By NICVA 17 Jun 2016 Shauna O'Neill

ODI Belfast at NICVA are delighted to support the OpenDataNI Challenge - an Open Data competition aimed at supporting local schools.

£100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives launched

By NICVA 16 Jun 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched the 2016/17 Road Safety Grant Scheme which offers individuals and community groups an opportunity to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

NICVA Chief Executive urges members to vote to REMAIN in the EU

By NICVA 16 Jun 2016

The Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has written to its members urging them to vote Remain in the upcoming EU referendum.

Shared Parental Leave Policy (SPL)

By NICVA 16 Jun 2016 Alex Hastings

NICVA understands the importance of balancing work and childcare responsibilities and this policy sets out how SPL may support a family to balance these commitments in the first year of the baby’s life. The policy contains NICVA’s procedure for SPL.

Viewfinder 19 - Increased awareness of open data in the voluntary and community sector

By NICVA 8 Jun 2016 Andrea Thornbury

Thanks to all of our members who completed the Viewfinder 19 survey. We are delighted to have such a good response rate of 17.7%.

Could Awards play a key supporting role in your fundraising?

By NICVA 8 Jun 2016 Lynn Kennedy

In this article, Lynn Kennedy, Fundraising Advice Officer at NICVA, looks at whether Awards might have a real place in an organisation's fundraising strategy.

"The Road Less Travelled" to Sustainability - Tackling Corporate Fundraising

By NICVA 6 Jun 2016 Lynn Kennedy

Taking the First Steps in Corporate Fundraising

Who cares for our carers?

By NICVA 6 Jun 2016 Andrea Thornbury

MORE than 15,000 Northern Ireland pensioners aged 70 and over are providing a minimum of 35 hours unpaid care every week, the equivalent of a full-time job. And over 400 of them are 90 years or older, an investigation by Detail Data has revealed.

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