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OpenDataNI Challenge

17 Jun 2016 Shauna O'NeillDetail Data, Training and Skills Development, FundraisingOpen Data, Open Data Portal, Open Government

ODI Belfast at NICVA are delighted to support the OpenDataNI Challenge - an Open Data competition aimed at supporting local schools.

£100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives launched

16 Jun 2016 Shauna O'NeillFundraisingFunding

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched the 2016/17 Road Safety Grant Scheme which offers individuals and community groups an opportunity to apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

NICVA Chief Executive urges members to vote to REMAIN in the EU

16 Jun 2016 Brexit, PolicyPolicy, EU Referendum and Brexit

The Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) has written to its members urging them to vote Remain in the upcoming EU referendum.

Viewfinder 19 - Increased awareness of open data in the voluntary and community sector

8 Jun 2016 Andrea ThornburyDetail Data, ResearchOpen Data, Viewfinder (Research)

Thanks to all of our members who completed the Viewfinder 19 survey. We are delighted to have such a good response rate of 17.7%.

Aviva Community Fund

3 Jun 2016 Sandra BailieFundraisingFunding, Fundraising

NICVA is extremely happy to be partnering with Aviva to help promote the Aviva Community Fund.

NICVA in action in Volunteers' Week

3 Jun 2016 Roisin KellyReaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, volunteers

In this Volunteers' Week we celebrated the success of NIAMH Volunteers and staff from the Living Well, Living Longer project who recently took part in NICVA's Management of Volunteers course.

Volunteers' Week 2016 (1-12 June)

1 Jun 2016 Shauna O'NeillTraining and Skills Development, HR, Governance and Charity Advicevolunteers

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make to our communities every day.

New Executive and Committee Chairpersons Named

25 May 2016 Jenna MaghiePolicyPolicy

On 25th of May the new Northern Ireland Assembly ran d'Hondt for the new Executive, Committee Chair people and Deputy Chairs.

Summer offer - 50% discount on room hire at NICVA

23 May 2016 Alex HastingsHRNo Topics

Why not book a room for your conference, event, training or meeting at NICVA this summer and make the most of our 50% discount offer? All room bookings for July and August 2016 will be half price.

New Payroll Service Launched

18 May 2016 Una McKernanHREmploying People

Our ongoing relationship with Moore Stephens in supporting the sector access the most appropriate Automatic Enrolment pension solutions has been a great success over the last two years.  

Promoting good financial governance

12 May 2016 Denise CopelandCharity Regulation, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, trustees, Charity Regulation, Finance

Yesterday’s charity trustee conference on promoting good financial governance was attended by 150 delegates ranging from charity trustees, finance personnel, charity support workers to those with an interest in charity finance. 

Costing Policies: A Toolkit for the Voluntary and Community Sector

10 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyPolicy

A toolkit to help the voluntary and community sector make and present estimates of the financial costs to government of implementing their policy asks.

Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland

3 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyNo Topics

This report covers economic inequality in Northern Ireland – how high it is, how this compares to other countries, and how it has been changing.

Distributional Analysis and Weighting in Central Government Assessments

3 May 2016 Michael McGilliganCentre for Economic Empowerment, PolicyNo Topics

This report considers the use of distributional analysis and weighting in economic assessments within central government in Northern Ireland.

Government challenged to take action over scale of paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland

28 Apr 2016 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataNo Topics

PARAMILITARY groups continue to have thousands of members, with organisations involved in hundreds of acts of violence and intimidation each year in Northern Ireland, according to new figures compiled by Detail Data.

NICVA get ready to relay!

25 Apr 2016 Shauna O'NeillundefinedNo Topics

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2016 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania.

DIY Committee Guide rebooted

25 Apr 2016 Denise CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched earlier this year by the Developing Governance Group and as promised, the DIY committee guide website has now been launched after a complete revamp.

Inside Northern Ireland's family courts

12 Apr 2016 Andrea ThornburyDetail DataFamily Court, Children

OUTDATED government policy on family breakdown and child custody has resulted in Northern Ireland “sleepwalking into a culture of litigation” with courts being used to “perpetuate family conflict”, the head of a leading charity has warned.

Sector Forecast Survey Winners Announced

23 Mar 2016 Rachel ShannonundefinedNo Topics

NICVA is delighted to announce Two Castles Community Development Association as the winners of our Sector Forecast Survey prize draw.

Universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds

21 Mar 2016 Jenna MaghieElection 2016, PolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds. Here are our top five reasons why.

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