News

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.

Employment Life-cycle Training Series 2018

20 Jul 2017 HR, Training, Employing People

NICVA and Sector Matters are pleased to offer this popular Employment Life-cycle series of training again this year. The four training sessions guide you through the critical elements of the employment relationship.

Serious Incident Reporting draft guidance

7 Jul 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for NI is currently consulting on its draft guidance on serious incident reporting which will help trustees to determine what a serious incident is and when they need to report on it.  

NICVA and fellow Social Partners call for political deal and Brexit representation

26 Jun 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

NICVA has joined with the CBI, the NI Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Ulster Farmers Union in a joint call to restore devolution and ensure NI representation in the Brexit negotiations under 6 key priorities

Summer savings - 50% discount on room hire!

22 Jun 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

Our conference facilities, training and meeting rooms are filling up as organisations make the most of NICVA’s half price room hire this summer. 

Street Collections – Police issue reminder regarding Regulations

22 Jun 2017 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance Group, Charity RegulationGovernance, fundraising regulation, Fundraising

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is responsible for granting permits for charity street collections and as such, have issued the following guidance to assist charities when conducting street collections.

Reflecting on five and a half years of the development and support for the connecting older people programme

21 Jun 2017 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleNo Topics

From October 2011 until March 2017 NICVA has had the privilege of working with the 65 BIG Lottery Fund Reaching Out - Connecting Older People programme grant holders.

Preparing for GDPR

20 Jun 2017 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsData protection, Data Fridays

With only one year to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, we joined with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to hold a conference to help charities prepare for the changes ahead.

UK and Irish Voluntary and Community Sector Position Statement on Brexit Negotiations

16 Jun 2017 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

With Brexit negotiations set to begin soon, NICVA and our sister voluntary and community sector umbrella bodies across the UK and Ireland, have developed the following common UK/Irish position statement on what needs to be prioritised. 

Volunteers' week 2017

24 May 2017 Sandra BailieTraining and skills, Reaching Out: Connecting Older PeopleVolunteering, volunteers week

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June  is a great way to celebrate the difference volunteers make to every community across the country. 

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.

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