Annual Report 2015

NICVA Annual Report Available Online

15 Nov 2013

Our Annual Report for 2012-2013 was presented to members at the 75th NICVA AGM today. The report highlights achievments over the past year for our core themes; lead, develop and connect.

New look, new features, new GrantTracker

10 Jun 2013

The new look GrantTracker website has been rebuilt from scratch and is back better than ever, streamlined and full of exciting new features.

New economic masterclass series provides unique platform

30 Aug 2012

NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment second masterclass series begins this September. The series offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with s

Charities Bill Introduced

5 Jul 2012

NICVA welcomes the introduction of the Charities Bill into the Assembly on 2 July 2012 the second stage of which will hopefully take place when the Assembly returns in September.

New economic masterclass series for voluntary and community organisations

1 Aug 2011

NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment first masterclass series begins this September. The series will examine some of the major economic issues we face today wi

Ever asked yourself - why is politics still done like this?

15 Nov 2010

The popular blog Slugger O'Toole has a series of Political Innovation events planned throughout the UK and Ireland. NICVA is pleased to host the Belfast event on Saturday 20th Nove

Charities Bill for Northern Ireland Introduced

12 Dec 2007

The Charities Bill for Northern Ireland was introduced to the Assembly on 10 December 2007. 

The Charities (NI) Order 2007 - Background Information

20 Jan 2007

The Charities (NI) Order 2007 which was laid before parliament in January will not continue its passage through Westminster as planned. 

Final Stages for Charities Bill

1 Jul 2008

The Charities Bill (as amended at consideration stage) reached its final stage in the Assembly on 30 June and is now waiting Royal Assent. 

What ASHE tells us about real wages in Northern Ireland

16 Jan 2015

The findings of the 2014 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) give an indication of wage levels and annual salaries across the UK and in Northern Ireland.

15 Asks for the Executive - Focus on Age Discrimination Legislation

26 Jan 2015

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly elections.

15 Asks for the Executive - Focus on Implementation of the Youth Justice Review

30 Jan 2015

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly elections.

15 Asks for the Executive - Focus on Resettlement of people with a learning disability

9 Feb 2015

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly elections.

15 Asks for the Executive - Publish a costed action plan alongside the Childcare Strategy in early 2015

20 Feb 2015

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly election

Phil Flanagan MLA: an apology

26 Feb 2015

In a recent article Scope described Phil Flanagan MLA as a “bad boy of Twitter."

15 Asks for the Executive - Support the Bill to create a Statutory Duty to Cooperate on Children's Services

27 Feb 2015

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly elections.

15 Asks for the Executive - Make and appointment to the Commission on Social Mobility and Child Poverty

9 Mar 2015

In 15 Asks for the Executive we focus on a range of issues the current Executive can either complete or significantly progress before the June 2016 Assembly elections.

Goodwill Gifts goes from strength to strength

12 Oct 2015

Goodwill Gifts is a voluntary group that organises events and activities to increase inclusion of Asian and ethnic minority groups in the Omagh and Enniskillen area.

Recognising and developing your trustees

3 Nov 2015

This Trustees’ week is a great opportunity to recognise the vital work that the thousands of trustees in Northern Ireland do to lead and serve their organisations.

Infertility Network UK provides vital support locally

21 Dec 2015

Infertility Network UK provides information, support and advice to all those struggling to conceive. Sharon Davidson is the Regional Organiser for Northern Ireland.

Open data and open policy making

25 Apr 2016

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

ESC challenging perceptions and changing lives

28 Jul 2016

ESC is a film-making charity which helps people rebuild their lives and re-integrate into society. They use drama and film to challenge perceptions, tackle social exclusion and change lives.  

NICVA’s State of the Sector Profiles the VCSE Sector

22 Aug 2016

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland in a brand new online format. This article focuses on the Profile section of the research. 

NICVA’s State of the Sector examines the Income and Expenditure of the VCSE sector

23 Aug 2016

NICVA’s latest State of the Sector research sheds light on funding to the VCSE sector in Northern Ireland through grants, contracts and public donations.

A rates rethink

6 Feb 2017

The Department of Finance are currently consulting on  'A Rates Rethink' that proposes that charity shops pay 10-20% rates. The consultation closes on 16th February.