Insight and latest updates from our team

PfG - What's Changed?

By NICVA 28 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

Today (28th October) the Executive published the consultation on the Programme for Government. 

The Programme for Government signals a new departure

By NICVA 28 Oct 2016 Seamus McAleavey

The Northern Ireland Executive have agreed and issued their draft Programme for Government for consultation on Friday 28 October 2016.  It’s the second major announcement of the week.

Partnership working: Thrive or Die

By NICVA 27 Oct 2016 Leeann Kelly

Partnership working is almost spoken about as a given, something that will simply happen when you get people to work together.  However, it is a practice that will only happen when people commit to making it happen.

Health and Wellbeing 2026 - Too Long; Didn’t Read

By NICVA 26 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

On 25th of October, informed by the Bengoa Report, the Health Minister announced the publication of the document Health and Wellbeing 2026; Delivering Together.

NICVA Conversation Zone - UUP Conference 2016

By NICVA 20 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

Following the success of previous years NICVA will once again be hosting our Conversation Zone at this Saturday's (22nd October) UUP Party Conference.

Living with HIV in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 19 Oct 2016 Andrea Thornbury

NEW statistics show that 934 people are now known to be living with HIV in Northern Ireland – the highest number ever on record.

Social Innovation Decoded workshops off to a great start

By NICVA 17 Oct 2016 Sandra Bailie

There was a real buzz at the first of eight social innovation decoded workshops that was held as part of The Unusual Suspects festival on Friday 14 October in NICVA.

Impact of Brexit and Rights on NI

By NICVA 14 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

CAJ, Ulster University and the Equality Coalition held a recent event discussing "Brexiting and Rights."

Social Innovation Decoded Workshops

By NICVA 14 Oct 2016 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 7 Social Innovation Decoded workshops throughout Northern Ireland in the last quarter of 2016

Strategic support to the voluntary and community sector consultation events

By NICVA 10 Oct 2016 Shauna O'Neill

The Department for Communities recently launched a consultation on proposals for the provision of strategic support to the voluntary and community sector in NI. A series of consultation events have been arranged to gather views.

National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2016

By NICVA 10 Oct 2016 Alex Hastings

The national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016 are outlined below.

Assembly Oral Questions on Brexit

By NICVA 10 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

Since the result of the EU referendum on 24th June Assembly Question Time has featured many questions on Brexit, below we are collating those of most relevance to the sector, by Department.

UUP set out their vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU

By NICVA 10 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

The UUP recently published their vision for Northern Ireland outside the EU.  

NICVA meet with Minister for Exiting the EU

By NICVA 7 Oct 2016 Lisa McElherron

On Thursday 6 October 2016 UK Minister Robin Walker MP visited NICVA to discuss a broad range of issues around the UK’s exit from the EU.

Houses of Parliament Research on Brexit Issues

By NICVA 6 Oct 2016 Jenna Maghie

Following the result of the EU Referendum, the House of Commons Library has published a number of informative briefings on potential impacts across a range of policy areas. 

Major overhaul of family courts could achieve better outcomes for children

By NICVA 5 Oct 2016 Andrea Thornbury

COURTS should become the last resort for separated families, according to reforms proposed in the biggest shake-up of the family justice system in almost 20 years.

State of the Sector Profiles the VCSE Workforce

By NICVA 30 Sep 2016 Rachel Shannon

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the size, scope and finances of the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Workforce section of the research. 

Cyber Essentials Guidance

By NICVA 29 Sep 2016 Ian Kelly

NICVA successfully achieved Cyber Essentials certification earlier this year and now more than ever we need to stress the importance of implementing a good Cyber Security policy in your organisation.

Communities Minister sets out priorities for sector

By NICVA 28 Sep 2016 Lisa McElherron

NICVA members from across Northern Ireland got together on 28th September for the official launch of the new State of the Sector research and a special Ministerial address from Minister for Communities Paul Givan MLA.

Cyber Security: Risk, Governance and Reputation

By NICVA 26 Sep 2016 Ian Kelly

As part of our Data Friday series, we recently discussed Data Protection and Cyber Security in the voluntary and community sector and how to manage the risks and potential impact on organisations reputations.

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