Insight and latest updates from our team

NJC Pay - two year deal agreed for 2016 - 18

By NICVA 3 Jun 2016 Alex Hastings

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017.

Aviva Community Fund

By NICVA 3 Jun 2016 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is extremely happy to be partnering with Aviva to help promote the Aviva Community Fund.

NICVA in action in Volunteers' Week

By NICVA 3 Jun 2016 Roisin Kelly

In this Volunteers' Week we celebrated the success of NIAMH Volunteers and staff from the Living Well, Living Longer project who recently took part in NICVA's Management of Volunteers course.

Programme for Government: Too Long; Didn’t Read

By NICVA 2 Jun 2016 Jenna Maghie

The draft Programme for Government Framework for 2016 – 2021 was published on 26th May 2016. The Executive Office stated that this framework “sets out the direction of travel and the specific things we want to change.”

Volunteers' Week 2016 (1-12 June)

By NICVA 1 Jun 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make to our communities every day.

New Executive and Committee Chairpersons Named

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

On 25th of May the new Northern Ireland Assembly ran d'Hondt for the new Executive, Committee Chair people and Deputy Chairs.

Joint Forum meeting - 6th May

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenny McEneaney

The Joint Forum is made up of representatives from central and local Government (Public Sector Group) and the Voluntary and Community Sector (Voluntary and Community Group). 

Why is NICVA supporting In?

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

On the 27th April 2016, the NICVA Executive agreed that NICVA should support the remain campaign in the upcoming EU Referendum.

NICVA support remain position in EU Referendum

By NICVA 25 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has added its voice to the calls for the UK to remain in the European Union. 

Summer offer - 50% discount on room hire at NICVA

By NICVA 23 May 2016 Alex Hastings

Why not book a room for your conference, event, training or meeting at NICVA this summer and make the most of our 50% discount offer? All room bookings for July and August 2016 will be half price.

New Payroll Service Launched

By NICVA 18 May 2016 Una McKernan

Our ongoing relationship with Moore Stephens in supporting the sector access the most appropriate Automatic Enrolment pension solutions has been a great success over the last two years.  

Promoting good financial governance

By NICVA 12 May 2016 Denise Copeland

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

Who is in charge of the new departments?

By NICVA 11 May 2016 Jenny McEneaney

The new 9 departments came into effect on Monday 9th May following a departmental restructure envisaged in the Stormont House Agreement. 

The Economic Value of Advice

By NICVA 11 May 2016 Michael McGilligan

This report was commissioned by NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment to determine the economic/monetary impact of voluntary advice provision in Northern Ireland.

What are your Legislative Priorities for 2016?

By NICVA 11 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

The Northern Ireland Assembly passed 48 pieces of legislation during the 2011 - 2016 mandate on topics as wide as pensions to licensing, insolvency to food hygiene. 

Costing Policies: A Toolkit for the Voluntary and Community Sector

By NICVA 10 May 2016 Michael McGilligan

A toolkit to help the voluntary and community sector make and present estimates of the financial costs to government of implementing their policy asks.

Who are the new MLAs?

By NICVA 9 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

Now the election finished and all the votes counted attentions now switch to who the new MLAs are and how we can get in touch with them.

New Assembly Committees - Contact Details

By NICVA 9 May 2016 Jenna Maghie

Following the Departmental Restructure the Assembly's scrutiny committees have also been reshaped.

Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 3 May 2016 Michael McGilligan

This report covers economic inequality in Northern Ireland – how high it is, how this compares to other countries, and how it has been changing.

Distributional Analysis and Weighting in Central Government Assessments

By NICVA 3 May 2016 Michael McGilligan

This report considers the use of distributional analysis and weighting in economic assessments within central government in Northern Ireland.

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