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Belfast City Council launches consultation on its draft Developer Contributions Framework

13 Aug 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

Belfast City Council has today (13 August) published its draft Developer Contributions Framework, along with with a 12-week consultation into the document.

Joint Forum Meeting June 2018

9 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

The second Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 19th June in the East Belfast Network Centre. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations and the public sector.

Northern Ireland, the Fundraising Regulator and the Code of Fundraising Practice...

2 Aug 2018 Lynn KennedyFundraising Regulation in NI

Since 2017 fundraising in NI has come under the remit of the Fundraising Regulator and its Code of Fundraising Practice and associated Rulebooks. This article looks at what this means in practice.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into education funding

2 Aug 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has launched its second inquiry of the summer, this time on funding priorities for Education. 

July Brexit Update: White Paper, Resignations and No Deal Preparations

31 Jul 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

As July draws to a close, it has been yet another turbulent month in the Brexit process.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into health and social care funding

27 Jul 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into 'Funding priorities for the 2018-19 Budget: Health'.

Launch of an Independent Review of the PIP Assessment Process

28 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyPIP

The review of the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) process undertaken by Walter Rader was launched today (28th June 2018).

June Brexit Update

27 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

It has been a busy few weeks for the government in terms of Brexit developments and ongoing pressure from both inside and outside the world of politics.

HSC Transformation: Community Development Work Stream reports

25 Jun 2018 Neil WilsonGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Media ConnectHealth; Social Care

Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme.

What does Brexit really mean for us? Case Studies from the voluntary and community sector

20 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

Almost two years on from the referendum on the membership of the EU, many questions still remain unanswered about what impact Brexit will have here in Northern Ireland.

Guest Post: Handling Fundraising Complaints

14 Jun 2018 Lynn KennedyNo Topics

The fourth blog in a series by the Fundraising Regulator. In this one Sarah Fox, Head of Casework, focuses on the first lesson of donor dissatisfaction: Don’t get complaints about your complaints process!

NICVA Conversation Zone at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis '18

31 May 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's Conversation Zone will return to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on Saturday 16 June at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

The Revolution is Coming: Are we ready?

10 May 2018 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

NICVA intern Miao Sun's report on how the new technological 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will impact on jobs, society and the future of the sector.

NJC Payscales 2018 – 2020

27 Apr 2018 Eamonn McKeeNJC Payscales

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.

Joint Forum Vacancy

16 Apr 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

The Joint Forum voluntary and community panel seeks a new sector representative in light of a vacancy.

Good governance and charity reporting

13 Apr 2018 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Developing Governance Group has arranged two further good governance and charity reporting seminars with the Charity Commission and local support networks in both Omagh and Newry. 

NICVA #ConversationZone at Alliance Party Conference'18

20 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

We are excited to once again be holding our NICVA #ConversationZone at Alliance Party Conference this Saturday (24th March) at the Stormont Hotel.

Anniversary of Article 50 #5BrexitQs

6 Mar 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

One year on, no clarity, no certainty and many questions... Will there be in a customs union? Where will the border be? Will the devolved governments lose powers? What will the impact on our health system be?    

Good Governance and Charity reporting

12 Feb 2018 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation, fundraising regulation, GDPR

Almost 6,000 charities are now registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and as such, must adhere to the reporting requirements for all registered charities. 

Third sector says UK must stay in single market and customs union

7 Feb 2018 Geoff NuttallPolicyBrexit, EU Referendum and Brexit

A joint statement issued by the national third sector bodies of devolved nations - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - details various measures they feel are essential to avoid or minimise the potential harmful impacts of Brexit.

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