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Detail Data Launch

30 Jun 2015 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyOpen data

A new programme funded by Big Lottery Fund NI to support voluntary and community organisations understand and use open data effectively to create and enhance social, economic and environmental value was launched yesterday. 

New equality guidance for charities

26 Jun 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published new guidance to support charities in understanding the complexities of equality legislation as it may apply to them.

Bureaucracy Project – Launch of the Code of Practice

17 Jun 2015 Una McKernanHRBureaucracy

NICVA are delighted that the Code of Practice has been launched, a code aimed at reducing the administrative burden associated with grant funding to the voluntary and community sector.

Summer Offer - half price room hire at NICVA

17 Jun 2015 Alex McGimpseyHRNo Topics

It's summer offer time at NICVA with a 50% discount on room hire in our conference facilities.

Calling all Committee Members/Trustees

15 Jun 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

The current Governance in the Sector research being carried out by Volunteer Now has been extended to 19 June 2015. 

Celebrating NICVA learners

15 Jun 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining

In this Adult Learners' Week we would like to celebrate the achievements of all those who have participated in NICVA’s 400 plus training sessions in the last year.

Welfare Reform Events - Learning from Scotland

5 Jun 2015 Jenna MaghiePolicyWelfare Reform

With the Welfare Reform Bill now fallen in Stormont and the Assembly entering “unchartered waters” everyone is still unsure of what will happen next with the Bill and the Assembly.

Volunteers connecting older people

5 Jun 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older Peopleskills development, Volunteering

In this Volunteers’ Week we want to celebrate the work of the people who volunteer in Big Lottery Funded Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) programme. Volunteers are crucial to the delivery of many of these projects.

Volunteers Week 2015

29 May 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleVolunteering

Next week we celebrate the massive contribution volunteers make to our communities during Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June.

Research in to governance of the sector in 2015

29 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance

A couple of weeks ago, NICVA asked trustees of voluntary and community organisations to contribute to a new piece of research being carried out by Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd.  

Complying with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

29 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupNo Topics

Charities, along with private companies, must comply with the new Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that has come into force.

Belfast joins Open Data Institute global network

27 May 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsOpen data

Belfast has joined 20 cities across the globe by joining the Open Data Institute’s global network. NICVA will be developing a new learning and network node at their north Belfast headquarters, offering training right across Northern Ireland.

Assembly Debate in Quotes

21 May 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsCutsWatchNI

Who said what in the Assembly Debate on cuts to the community and voluntary sector? Have a look... 

Winding up and closure services which help create a legacy

20 May 2015 No Topics

The sustained financial pressures on our sector have unfortunately led to more organisations having to consider winding up or closure.

CutsWatchNI: Last chance to take part in cuts survey

18 May 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Detail DataCutsWatchNI, Funding

Help us gather information for the Junior Ministers on how the cuts are affecting your voluntary and community organisation.

Governance of the Voluntary and Community Sector in 2015

15 May 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Volunteering

NICVA is asking all trustees, committee members and directors of voluntary and community organisations to contribute to a new piece of research which is specifically examining governance in the Sector. 

Assembly to debate cuts to voluntary and community sector

5 May 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic Empowerment, Detail DataCutsWatchNI, Funding

On the 18th May the NI Assembly will debate the recent cuts to the voluntary and community sector. We are encouraging all voluntary and community organisations to contact MLAs and ask them to support this important motion.

NICVA get ready to run!

30 Apr 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupFundraising

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2015 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania.

NICVA Celebrates Success

30 Apr 2015 Peter HamillTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining, Adult Learning

Over forty people attended NICVA’s Certificate Presentation on Friday, 24 April 2015, celebrating the work of more than a hundred participants who completed accredited qualifications over the last year.

Junior Ministers appointed to work with NICVA on sector cuts

23 Apr 2015 Seamus McAleaveyCutsWatchNI, Funding

The last few weeks has seen a range of departments deliver cuts to voluntary and community groups. Many of the cuts delivered are unfair and hugely disproportionate. Many staff in organisations have now been made compulsorily redundant.

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