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NICVA Conversation Zone - Ulster Unionist Conference 2017

17 Oct 2017 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's Conversation Zone will be returning for this Saturday'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 BrownEU Referendum and BrexitEU 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. 

Brexit case studies - can you help?

6 Oct 2017 Carys BrownEU Referendum and BrexitEU Referendum and Brexit

NICVA is collating a series of case studies documenting how Brexit may impact upon the work of VCSE organisations.

NICVA's response to HSC Trusts' financial savings plans

5 Oct 2017 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's response to the HSC's savings plan was submitted to each of the five Health Trusts today (5 October). The text of our response can be read below.

Sector engages with the Department of Health over Brexit negotiations, priorities and implications.

5 Oct 2017 Carys BrownEU Referendum and BrexitEU Referendum and Brexit

On 28 September, NICVA hosted the Department of Health and sector representatives in order to discuss Brexit concerns.

NICVA congratulates its President on Freeman honour

3 Oct 2017 Neil WilsonNo Topics

NICVA has sent its warmest congratulations to its President, Sir Kenneth Branagh, on being made a Freeman of the City of Belfast.

Basic book-keeping training

2 Oct 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationFinance

NICVA held the first of its basic bookkeeping sessions in Belfast on Thursday 28 September.

Universal Credit suspension call

26 Sep 2017 Neil WilsonWelfare Reform

NICVA has called for the introduction of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland to be suspended.

"GrantNet" Funding Conference Update

22 Sep 2017 Lynn KennedyFunding

September 14th 2017 saw over 80 participants from over 70 VCSE organisations attend NICVA & RCN’s “GrantNet” Funding Conference to get a key funding skill under their belts, i.e. – making successful grant applications.

NICVA launches open data and data sharing viewfinder

19 Sep 2017 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyOpen Data, Data Sharing

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to assess members experience of open data and data sharing. The results will help us when engaging with government on open data and to get a clear picture of data sharing arrangements in the sector.

GDPR - 10 changes your charity needs to know about

14 Sep 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsData protection, Data Fridays

Paula McGahey from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the changes to data protection law that charities need to be aware of.

Northern Ireland Health Transformation Process: an Update on progress from the Department for Health

13 Sep 2017 Health

On 25 October 2016, the then Minister of Health, Michelle O’Neill launched “Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together”.

Cyber Security is a key issue for Charities: take action with the Charity Discount for Cyber Essentials Accreditation Programme

7 Sep 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationscyber essentials

During Cyber Resilience Week 2017 (11-15 September 2017) charities are being offered discounted certification to the Government’s Cyber Essentials certification scheme, which is proven to reduce the threat of data breeches by over 80%.

Report recommends new era of openness for family courts

6 Sep 2017 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, Research, PolicyFamily Courts

MAJOR changes to Northern Ireland’s family court system have been recommended by a leading judge today following a two year review of the system.

UK publishes Brexit position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland

16 Aug 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

UK government has today published its position paper on addressing the unique impacts of Brexit of Northern Ireland/Ireland.  

New UK Government paper released on future customs arrangements with EU

15 Aug 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyEU Referendum and Brexit

The UK Government has today published a paper entitled "Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper," setting out its vision for future partnership arrangements with the EU on trade and customs

Basic book-keeping for small charities

31 Jul 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationFinance, accounting, Governance

A series of practical workshops for treasurers of small charities to help establish appropriate financial systems. 

NICVA Launches Data Viewfinder

24 Jul 2017 Rachel ShannonGDPR, Data protection, Data Fridays

NICVA has launched a Viewfinder survey to members in order to assess their data governance and security. The results will be used to help us ensure members are fully supported with these issues when preparing for GDPR. 

NICVA Position Paper on Brexit

24 Jul 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

Having engaged widely with voluntary and community organisations and others across Northern Ireland and beyond, NICVA has now published its Brexit Position Statement and key recommendations for the negotiations

Why charities must act now to get ready for new data protection law

21 Jul 2017 Guest AuthorData protection, Data Fridays

Rachael Gallagher from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights the importance of preparing for GDPR.

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