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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.

Northern Ireland Executive to Discuss Sector Cuts

14 Apr 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsCutsWatchNI, Funding

A NICVA delegation has held productive meetings with the First and deputy First Ministers. Both Ministers agreed to urgent meetings at NICVA’s request and carried them out separately because of diary commitments. 

Over 450 job losses for the sector #CutsWatchNI

2 Apr 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsCutsWatchNI, Funding

NICVA is warning that at least 450 jobs are likely to be lost in the next few weeks from voluntary and community organisations right across Northern Ireland as government cuts are announced.

#CutsWatchNI: the results are coming in

1 Apr 2015 Bob HarperPolicy, Detail DataCutsWatchNI, Funding

An updated summary of the responses to our #CutsWatchNI survey.

NICVA seek urgent meeting with First and deputy First Minister

30 Mar 2015 CutsWatchNI

In reponse to severe cuts to the voluntary and community sector NICVA has asked for an urgent meeting with First and deputy First Minister.

Great GrantTracker Offer: 13 months for the price of 12

30 Mar 2015 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

Now more than ever charities and voluntary groups are having to look for new sources of funding.  GrantTracker can help you do this.

Black Thursday for Voluntary and Community Sector

27 Mar 2015 Seamus McAleaveyCutsWatchNI

Thursday 26 March 2015 was a bad day for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.  

Meeting the change challenge

26 Mar 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining

NICVA’s new training calendar April – September 2015 is now ready to view on our website.

Innovation conference - Development, Design and Delivery

25 Mar 2015 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumPublic Procurement, Policy, Public Sector Reform

NICVA and the Chief Executive's Forums conference on innovation in public service delivery saw speakers from the public, private and voluntary and community sectors address delegates on innovative processes and practices.

Cinderella Premier

24 Mar 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsNo Topics

Over 350 peopled joined NICVA's Honorary President Kenneth Branagh at the premier of Cinderella.

Training Accreditation at NICVA - meeting the change challenge

13 Mar 2015 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and skillsTraining

The only thing constant is change and this year with the new super councils forming, welfare reform, budget cuts, public procurement and charity registration, specific changes are presenting themselves to the sector.

NICVA Response to Rate Rebate Scheme Consultation

26 Feb 2015 Bob HarperPolicy, Detail DataWelfare Reform, Rates

This is NICVA's response to the Department of Finance and Personnel's consultation 'Long-term Options for Rates Rebate Replacement Scheme'

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