Insight and latest updates from our team

NICVA's inspiring impact phase 2 takes impact practice to the next stage

By NICVA 11 Mar 2016 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be part of phase two of the Inspiring Impact programme funded by Building Change Trust. Through this we will support organisations to embed their impact practice and measure,assess and share the difference that they make.

New Health and Social Care Innovation Fund: Too Long; Didn't Read.

By NICVA 10 Mar 2016 Jenna Maghie

On Monday 7th March the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety launched a consultation on a new Health and Social Care Innovation Grant Scheme.

EU funding in NI agriculture: Should we stay or should we go?

By NICVA 9 Mar 2016 Bob Harper

MORE than 38,000 farmers and rural projects across Northern Ireland shared nearly £350million of European Union (EU) funding in a single year, according to the latest breakdown of figures.

NICVA Conversation Zone - Alliance Party Conference 2016

By NICVA 3 Mar 2016 Jenna Maghie

Conversation Zone is a chance for voluntary and community organisations to meet with key elected members of the Alliance Party and raise the issues that are important to them and the people they work with.

Justice Champions 2016 announced

By NICVA 3 Mar 2016 Una McKernan

Justice Minister David Ford has announced Paul McCartney of First Housing Aid and Support Services in Derry as Justice Champion 2016.

Front End Web Developer

By NICVA 3 Mar 2016 Alex Hastings

NICVA is recruiting for a Front End Web Developer to design and build responsive web applications to support the organisation’s digital strategy.

Fundraising Advice Officer

By NICVA 3 Mar 2016 Alex Hastings

NICVA is recruiting a Fundraising Advice Officer to join our Organisational Development team.

Skills Development Officer

By NICVA 3 Mar 2016 Alex Hastings

NICVA is recruiting for a Skills Development Officer to join our Organisational Development team.

Alert for charity registration applicants

By NICVA 26 Feb 2016 Denise Copeland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is developing an updated online charity registration application form, which is expected to replace the current online form towards the end of April 2016.

Planning for Sustainability

By NICVA 23 Feb 2016 Roisin Kelly

The first roundtable networking event of 2016 took place in NICVA on 4 February. Over 40 people attended the one day event designed to help BIG Lottery funded groups to think about and plan the sustainability of their projects.

Voluntary and community sector government funding at cliffs edge.

By NICVA 23 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherron

Once again delays in government agreeing its budget has left parts of the voluntary and community sector on unsure financial ground.  

Gambling review update 2016

By NICVA 22 Feb 2016 Denise Copeland

In 2011, the Department for Social Development launched a public consultation on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland.

2016 Assembly Elections - Key Dates

By NICVA 17 Feb 2016 Jenna Maghie

In the run up to the 2016 Assembly Elections there are a number of key dates organisations should be aware of to plan their work and ensure they are abiding by the rules set out by the Lobbying Act.

NICVA & Sector Matters HR Pre Budget Update 2016

By NICVA 17 Feb 2016 Alex Hastings

As the financial year draws to a close it is a good opportunity to look at recent developments in employment legislation that may need to be factored into you 2016/17 staffing budget.

How we made the 2016 NICVA manifesto

By NICVA 17 Feb 2016 Jenna Maghie

Writing a manifesto for a representative body is no small task. For the NICVA Public Affairs Team the process towards the drafting of our 2016 Manifesto began with our Policy Reboot. 

Voluntary and Community Sector Manifesto Library

By NICVA 17 Feb 2016 Jenna Maghie

Many voluntary and community organisations produced manifestos for the 2016 Assembly Elections containing issues, ideas and solutions they would like to see in the new Programme for Government.

Charities claim £5.5m for good causes threatened by rates row

By NICVA 16 Feb 2016

Thirteen charities warned today that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. 

Multiple Sclerosis: the wait to be seen

By NICVA 15 Feb 2016 Andrea Thornbury

The mental and physical health of thousands of people living with Multiple Sclerosis in Northern Ireland is being put at risk by long waits for appointments with specialist doctors.

Untapping the Potential - Policy Manifesto 2016

By NICVA 15 Feb 2016 Lisa McElherron

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is good for Northern Ireland.

Spring 2016 Party Conference Season

By NICVA 15 Feb 2016 Jenna Maghie

As the year speeds towards spring the next round of party conferences will begin to take place.

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