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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 HarperCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyCutsWatchNI, Funding

An early indication 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 HarperCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyWelfare Reform, Rates

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

Help with focusing on impact

25 Feb 2015 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleTraining, inspiring impact

Almost fifty people from the voluntary and community sector have been introduced to the resources available through the Inspiring Impact programme and had the opportunity to discuss their practice at one of NICVA’s masterclasses.

Policy Reboot

30 Jan 2015 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPolicy Hack

NICVA wants to reinvigorate how the voluntary and community sector engages in policy work and how we interact with our members on policy issues.

Charity registration – not everyone has got the message

21 Jan 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission issued a December deadline for all charitable organisations to make themselves known to the Commission however there are still organisations which have not already done so.

Supporting People saves public purse £125m per year

20 Jan 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsNo Topics

Research carried out for NICVA has revealed that every £1 spent on the £65m Supporting People programme saves the public purse £1.90.

Heenan Anderson Commission Consultation

20 Jan 2015 Elizabeth HendronCentre for Economic Empowerment, Policy, CommunicationsPublic Service Delivery, Welfare Reform, Adult Learning, Economy

The Heenan-Anderson Commission has been set up to look at the causes of the current levels of economic marginalization and deprivation in Northern Ireland.

Charity Commission publishes first statutory inquiry report

20 Jan 2015 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published its first statutory inquiry report into its investigation into Lough Neagh Rescue Ltd.

Response to the Northern Ireland Executive draft Budget 2015-2016

23 Dec 2014 Seamus McAleaveyBudget

NICVA has responded to the Northern Ireland Executive’s draft budget.

Charity registration – have you met the December deadline?

10 Dec 2014 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupGovernance, Charity Regulation

All voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland must consider if they are eligible to register as a charity and if so, they are legally required to make themselves known to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

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