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Why Northern Ireland needs a Living Wage

16 Sep 2014 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The Centre for Economic Empowerment has recently published some important research into the benefits of introducing a minimum wage in Northern Ireland. NICVA’s Head of Public Affairs, Lisa McElherron makes the case for its introduction.

Advice to Boards on Collaboration

15 Sep 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNICollaboration, Merger

Advice to Boards Guidance Cover
This guidance has been developed by CollaborationNI to help the boards of voluntary and community organisations apply good governance when working together towards collaboration.

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland

8 Sep 2014 Bob HarperCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyEconomy

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland
This report estimates the economic impact of introducing the Living Wage in Northern Ireland.

Inspiring Impact: Making a Difference

8 Sep 2014 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleNo Topics

How do you prove the difference your organisation makes? The Inspiring Impact NI project is aiming to support organisations to apply an approach that will help them better demonstrate the difference that they are making in their communities.

NICVA Fundraising Expo

5 Sep 2014 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFundraising, Funding

NICVA is hosting a Fundraising Expo. Tuesday 7th October, 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  The Expo will be a key opportunity for fundraisers and volunteers to meet funders face to face such as Big Lottery Fund and Lloyds Bank Foundation NI.  

Individual Giving in Northern Ireland 2014

4 Sep 2014 Andrea ThornburyResearch, PolicyCharitable giving, Fundraising

Individual Giving Infograph 2014
NICVA’s latest research into charitable giving in Northern Ireland examines change in the percentage of individuals that donate, donation by age, the causes donated to, fundraising techniques, methods of donation and legacy giving.

Auto Enrolment Solutions for the Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Aug 2014 Una McKernanHRPensions

NICVA is pleased to provide access to Auto Enrolment Solutions for the voluntary and community sector in NI through Moore Stephens Financial Services (NI) LTD (MSFS).  

NJC Pay dispute – further industrial action

6 Aug 2014 Alex McGimpseyHRNJC Payscales

Following the strike on 10 July 2014 by local government workers in Northern Ireland, England and Wales over NJC pay, another one day strike is planned for 14 October 2014.

June Monitoring Round: The financial squeeze is on in public expenditure

1 Aug 2014 Seamus McAleaveyPublic Expenditure

NICVA analysis on public expenditure trends is for the squeeze to get tighter in Northern Ireland over the next 5 years

Electoral Commission Webinars

1 Aug 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyLobbying Bill

The Electoral Commission has recently published their guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, or Lobbying Act.

NICVA gets Superconnected

25 Jul 2014 Ian KellyICTTechnology

NICVA have recently taken advantage of the Belfast City Council ‘Superconnected Cities’ scheme along with Atlas Communications, allowing for a £3000 grant towards the installation of a new high speed data connection.

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome the FCA’s proposals to cap fees on payday loans

17 Jul 2014 Expensive lending

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap the fees on payday loans.

Attack on Dunanney Centre is an Attack on Entire Community

16 Jul 2014 No Topics

Following the recent attack on the Dunanney Centre in Rathcoole, NICVA issued the following statement.

NJC Payscales - trade union members vote for industrial action

3 Jul 2014 Alex McGimpseyHRNJC Payscales

With no agreement in the current pay dispute between the employers' and trade union sides of the NJC (National Joint Council), over 1.2 million local government employees in NI, England and Wales will go on strike on 10 July 2014.

Progress Needs a Political Accommodation Between the Main Parties

1 Jul 2014 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPeace Process

As the leaders of the political parties begin their next round of meetings community organisations have come together to call on them to finish the job and deliver a working agreement on parades, flags and the past.

Collaboration NI Announces New Funding

1 Jul 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNINo Topics

CollaborationNI is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a further two year contract by the Building Change Trust.

Zero Hours Contracts Consultation

24 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyEmployment

The Department for Employment and Learning has released a consultation on Zero Hours Contracts in Northern Ireland.

Justice in the Community Awards 2014

24 Jun 2014 Una McKernanHRNo Topics

Justice in the Community Awards Launched
Justice Minister David Ford has launched the 2014 Justice in the Community Awards and invites nominations from across Northern Ireland.

Racial Equality Strategy Published for Consultation

20 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyNo Topics

“A Sense of Belonging: Delivering Social Change through a Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014-2024” the new Racial Equality Strategy has been launched for consultation by OFMDFM.

Shape NICVA

16 Jun 2014 Una McKernanHRStrategic Planning, Members

Help us find the right direction - have your say about NICVA’s future plans. We want to hear what your priorities are for the next few years, what are the key issues your organisation is facing, and what help you will need from NICVA.

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