Policy Manifesto

The NICVA policy manifesto that  sets out a comprehensive challenge to all of the political parties and covers the most pressing social, economic and environmental issues that we as a society face. For more information on our policy work, visit our dedicated Policy page.

Open data and open policy making

25 Apr 2016Andrea Thornbury Detail Data, Election 2016, PolicyOpen Data, Open Policy Making, Policy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for open data and for the process of policy making to be open.  

A living wage for all workers

25 Apr 2016Election 2016, PolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a living wage for all workers. The living wage is an estimate of the wage that would provide a full-time worker with a basic, but adequate, standard of living.

Radically Reducing Reoffending

18 Apr 2016Jenny McEneaney Election 2016, PolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto, we call for the Executive to make a commitment to radically reduce reoffending.

Universal early years provision for all 0-4 year olds

21 Mar 2016Jenna Maghie Election 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.

A rating system based on land not buildings

11 Mar 2016Michael McGilligan Election 2016, PolicyPolicy Manifesto

In our 2016 policy manifesto we call for a rating system based on land not buildings. Here are the top 5 reasons why.

2016 Assembly Elections - Key Dates

17 Feb 2016Jenna Maghie Election 2016Policy, Lobbying Bill, Policy Manifesto

In the run up to the 2016 Assembly Elections there are a number of key dates organisations should be aware of to plan their work and ensure they are abiding by the rules set out by the Lobbying Act.

How we made the 2016 NICVA manifesto

17 Feb 2016Jenna Maghie Election 2016Policy Manifesto

Writing a manifesto for a representative body is no small task. For the NICVA Public Affairs Team the process towards the drafting of our 2016 Manifesto began with our Policy Reboot. 

Voluntary and Community Sector Manifesto Library

17 Feb 2016Jenna Maghie Election 2016Policy Manifesto

Many voluntary and community organisations produced manifestos for the 2016 Assembly Elections containing issues, ideas and solutions they would like to see in the new Programme for Government.

Untapping the Potential - Policy Manifesto 2016

15 Feb 2016Lisa McElherron Policy, Election 2016Policy Manifesto

The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is good for Northern Ireland.

Getting your policies in party manifestos

27 Nov 2015Jenna Maghie PolicyPolicy Manifesto

We've hosted three of five Manifesto Engagement Meetings, with Alliance, UUP and Sinn Fein, across these events a number of top tips have emerged to assist groups in getting their messages across to political parties and into manifestos.