Insight and latest updates from our team

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-related Deaths – Duty of Candour update

By NICVA 19 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health last week published specially-commissioned research on the introduction of a duty of candor in health and social care.

Community Planning in Belfast: Workshops for the VCSE Sector

By NICVA 12 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

Belfast has a vibrant and active voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, playing a valuable role in the social, economic and environmental fabric of city life.

MediaConnect launches at BBC Northern Ireland

By NICVA 11 Feb 2019 Shauna O'Neill

Partnering with BBC NI, we officially launched our MediaConnect programme on 5 February in Broadcasting House, Belfast.

‘We can all achieve more if we collaborate’ – sector hears from Department of Finance Permanent Secretary Sue Gray

By NICVA 11 Feb 2019 Philip Mynes

Eight months into her new role as Permanent Secretary at the Department of Finance, Sue Gray visited NICVA to hear from NICVA members and brief attendees on the Department’s preparations for the upcoming financial year.

Did you know government is now measuring its activities against the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Are you?

By NICVA 7 Feb 2019 Guest Author

NICVA placement student Emma Bramble (QUB)  is undertaking an eight week project to find out how aware of the Sustainable Development Goals the voluntary & community sector in NI is. Emma tells us more about herself and the project here.

Northern Ireland civic society delegation visits Westminster with plea to avoid no-deal Brexit

By NICVA 31 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA, along with representatives from Northern Ireland’s business, farming, trade union sectors travelled to Westminster on Monday to urge political party leaders to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Research on the Road - free research training to organisations you support

By NICVA 25 Jan 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA are pleased to announce that they will be providing free research training to the voluntary and community sector. If you would like to avail of this opportunity for organisations you support, then please get in touch.

Data Protection Animation Series: What is personal data?

By NICVA 25 Jan 2019

The first in our series of five GDPR animation videos introduces the concept of personal data, helping you to recognise where you have obligations under data protection laws.

BT’s MyDonate fundraising platform to close

By NICVA 24 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

After eight years of supporting charities, BT has announced that it will close its online fundraising platform, MyDonate, on 30 June 2019.

Social prescribing workshop explores holistic and community-led approach to help tackle health issues in NI

By NICVA 23 Jan 2019 Philip Mynes

A workshop looking at ways voluntary and community groups can work alongside medical professionals to help improve the physical and mental health of people was held last week (16 January) in Craigavon.

Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey: Families still spending more on childcare than food and heat

By NICVA 17 Jan 2019 Philip Mynes

For two thirds of families in Northern Ireland, the childcare bill is their largest or second largest monthly outgoing, exeeding groceries, heating and transport.

Charity trustee training series

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019 Denise Copeland

Charity trustees have a responsibility to run their charity in line with legal requirements and best practice and so need to understand what is expected of them and how best they may fulfil their duties. 

Free webinars for NICVA members 2019

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is continuing to offer free webinars on a variety of topics to all members. We would love you to get in touch to let us know what other webinars you would like us to deliver.

Human Resources Training Series 2019

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019

People are our greatest asset and so it's important ensure that they are developed, supported and managed well. NICVA and Sector Matters have developed this HR training series for all those who manage staff and volunteers. 

Time almost up to avoid No Deal disaster for NI society

By NICVA 14 Jan 2019

With the UK scheduled to leave the European Union in 12 weeks and less than a month left to agree a deal that the EU can ratify, society and services in NI could be on the receiving end of the worst consequences of a no deal.

Big Lottery Fund announce new NI Director

By NICVA 8 Jan 2019 Shauna O'Neill

The Big Lottery Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Beggs as the new Northern Ireland Director to lead on awarding National Lottery funding to support people and communities in Northern Ireland to thrive.

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – Department publishes progress report on recommendations

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health today (20 December) published an update report on progress with the implementation of recommendations from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA Universal Credit Roundtable Dicussion

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Siobhan McAlister

On the 30 November, NICVA hosted a roundtable discussion session to discuss the current issues, impacts and future challenges in relation to the roll out of universal credit.

Briefing on Winter Health and Social Care Challenges

By NICVA 20 Dec 2018 Shauna O'Neill

The following briefing has been collated by the Health and Social Care Board.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 – Belfast City Hall, 24 January

By NICVA 17 Dec 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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