Insight and latest updates from our team

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.

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.

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