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NICVA Thanks Faith Survey Respondents

26 Apr 2017 Rachel ShannonResearch, Faith Based Engagement, Community Faiths Forum

NICVA is delighted to announce the winners of the NI Faith Survey prize draw.

NICVA Releases Findings from Northern Ireland Faith Survey

26 Apr 2017 Rachel ShannonNI Faith Map, Community Faiths Forum, Faith Based Engagement

NICVA recently completed research on the faith based sector in Northern Ireland, which established the community work conducted by these organisations, outside of regular worship and identified their training/support needs.

Business and civic society make urgent appeal to local politicians

11 Apr 2017 Policy

During the month of April nineteen years ago, people across Northern Ireland were presented with an amazing agreement which would deliver a path for peace and prosperity in the years ahead.

Collaboration and Partnership Support – an End and a Beginning

10 Apr 2017 Collaboration

Collaboration support for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland enters a new phase this week – with an end and a beginning.

NICVA becomes 1st charity in NI to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

4 Apr 2017 Ian KellyICTNo Topics

NICVA recognises the importance of a secure infrastructure and data in an insecure world, therefore we are proud to announce that we are certified and fully compliant with the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.

Breakthrough in Funding Crisis

30 Mar 2017 No Topics

NICVA met last night with the Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sir Malcolm McKibben, Permanent Secretaries David Sterling DoF, Leo O’Reilly DfC, Nick Perry DoJ, Noel Lavery DAERA and Deputy Secretaries from the other Departments.

Five key messages as Brexit negotiations go live

29 Mar 2017 EU Referendum and Brexit

As the UK triggers Article 50 to begin Brexit negotiations, we still have no Northern Ireland government to represent our interests, and no clear position put forward in these negotiations. 

No government, no budget - Budget uncertainty and instability already hitting voluntary and community sector

27 Mar 2017 No Topics

NICVA's Funding Watch survey shows consequences of political uncertainty and lack of an agreed budget is already impacting on services provided by the voluntary and community sector.

Results of NICVA's Funding Watch Survey

22 Mar 2017 Rachel ShannonViewfinder (Research), Funding Watch, Budget cuts, CutsWatchNI, Policy

NICVA recently ran a Funding Watch survey which assessed voluntary and community organisations current statutory funding situation and the likely impact of uncertainty and/or funding cuts. This article presents the survey findings.

Would you like NICVA to deliver free research training to organisations you support?

20 Mar 2017 Rachel ShannonResearch, Training

The NICVA research team are going on the road to deliver free research training to the voluntary and community sector. If you would like the team to deliver this training to organisations you support please get in touch.

Funding Watch Survey shows budget uncertainty already hitting sector

13 Mar 2017 Funding

Last month we launched a ‘Funding Watch’ survey to assess how the current political uncertainty and lack of a budget for 17/18 was affecting organisations in the sector. 

NI Assembly Election: Business and Civic Society call for compromise and respect

28 Feb 2017 No Topics

A broad range of organisations in Northern Ireland, including NICVA, have come together to articulate their views to political parties before the election. 

Brexit – How will it affect you?

22 Feb 2017 Policy, EU Referendum and Brexit

The terms under which the UK will leave the European Union following last year’s EU referendum result will impact on a huge range of areas of public life and, by extension, on a huge range of the sector’s activities and areas of concern.

Future Funding Watch – Calling for evidence from the sector

22 Feb 2017 Policy, Funding

Less than two years after NICVA’s 2015 Cutswatch campaign, we may be facing into yet another funding crisis for the community and voluntary sector. 

A Rates Rethink - The NICVA consultation response

20 Feb 2017 Jenny McEneaneyPolicy, Joint ForumNo Topics

NICVA responded to the Department of Finance's Rates Rethink consultation on Thursday 16th February. The consultation paper proposed introducing a rates liability of 10-20% for charity shops. 

More People Giving to Charity Compared to One Year Ago

26 Jan 2017 Rachel ShannonResearch, Individual Giving, State of the Sector, Charitable giving

People in Northern Ireland are more likely to give money to charity compared to one year ago, according to NICVA's latest Individual Giving survey.

Theresa May Brexit Speech – What did we learn?

18 Jan 2017 Jenna MaghiePolicyEU Referendum and Brexit, Policy

The Prime Minister Theresa May has made her long awaited statement on her position on Brexit. So what did we learn?

Health Minister to continue VCS Core Grant Fund

13 Jan 2017 Jenna MaghiePolicyNo Topics

Today the Health Minister has confirmed that she will continue the core grant fund to the voluntary and community sector. 

Political Developments and the Northern Ireland Budget 2017/18

10 Jan 2017 No Topics

Speaking in response to the resignation of the deputy First Minister yesterday, NICVA Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey said:

NICVA respond to the draft Programme for Government

22 Dec 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

Today NICVA submitted our response to the consultation on the draft Programme for Government. 

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