Insight and latest updates from our team

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.

Government challenged to take action over scale of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 28 Apr 2016 Andrea Thornbury

PARAMILITARY groups continue to have thousands of members, with organisations involved in hundreds of acts of violence and intimidation each year in Northern Ireland, according to new figures compiled by Detail Data.

Department for Communities Community Cohesion briefing

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Jenny McEneaney

The Joint Forum Voluntary and Community Sector panel hosted Ian Maye, the new Community Cohesion Deputy Secretary within the Department for Communities to inform the sector on his vision for the sector's role. 

NICVA get ready to relay!

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2016 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania.

The Budget Process and the 2016 Programme for Government

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Jenny McEneaney

On Monday 18th April, NICVA held an information session on the Budget Process and the 2016 Programme for Government. 

DIY Committee Guide rebooted

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Denise Copeland

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched earlier this year by the Developing Governance Group and as promised, the DIY committee guide website has now been launched after a complete revamp.

Open data and open policy making

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016 Andrea Thornbury

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for open data and for the process of policy making to be open.  

A living wage for all workers

By NICVA 25 Apr 2016

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a living wage for all workers. The living wage is an estimate of the wage that would provide a full-time worker with a basic, but adequate, standard of living.

Featured Member - Friends of the Cancer Centre

By NICVA 20 Apr 2016 Shauna O'Neill

Friends of the Cancer Centre, based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, is Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity working to support patients and their families.

And our survey says... - how we are responding to your needs

By NICVA 20 Apr 2016 Sandra Bailie

In February and March NICVA surveyed our members to ask what their development needs were in a range of areas. We had a great response rate of 19.3% (1,209 people responded).

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