News

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.

Guest post: Tapping into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

29 Jan 2018 Sam EvansCorporate Fundraising

Sam Evans has been involved in CSR for over 8 years, both as a CSR advisor for an International law firm and as a Corporate Fundraiser. As both a "poacher and gamekeeper", he shares his unique insights into Community Needs and Corporate Philanthropy.

NICVA position paper and recommendations for the Brexit negotiations

8 Dec 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyEU Referendum and Brexit

With the Brexit negotiations at a critical phase, this paper highlights what NICVA sees, having engaged widely with the voluntary and community sector and others, as the key issues which must be addressed.

Changes to the annual monitoring return for charities

16 Nov 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on changes to the Annual Monitoring Return which all registered charities will have to complete – deadline for consultation responses is 5 pm on Tuesday 21 November 2017

Trustees Week 2017

13 Nov 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance

Trustees’ Week 2017 takes place during 13-17 November this year to celebrate trusteeship, inspire and inform existing trustees and invite people to use their skills and experience in a role that supports important causes. 

NICVA's #ConversationZone tomorrow at #UUP17

17 Oct 2017 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning for tomorrow's (21 October) Ulster Unionist Party Conference at the Armagh City Hotel.

The Department for the Economy consults sector on Brexit concerns

16 Oct 2017 Carys BrownBrexitEU Referendum and Brexit

On 10 October a contingent from the DfE met with sector representatives to discuss Brexit’s implications for the Voluntary and Community Sector and the issues it works on in an economic context. 

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