Insight and latest updates from our team

Shared Island Project Director vacancy

By NICVA 24 Sep 2021 Alex Hastings

The Wheel is recruiting for a Project Director to lead an exciting new project, a joint initiative of The Wheel and NICVA, to promote all island collaboration between community and voluntary organisations and communities.

NICVA’s Policy and Public Affairs Update September 2021

By NICVA 24 Sep 2021 Kathy Maguire

Catch up here on what NICVA's Policy and Public Affairs team have been up to in the last quarter to highlight and support the work and key interests of the sector:

How to close the digital divide

By NICVA 24 Sep 2021 Nick Garbutt

Fast and reliable access to the internet is now widely regarded to be an essential utility, just like water and electricity.

Charity Commission launches new stakeholder forum to connect with charities

By NICVA 22 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill

A new forum aimed at supporting and improving communications on issues around charity law, regulation and trends has been launched by Northern Ireland’s charity regulator.

Infrastructure Minister launches £100,000 grants scheme for community led road safety initiatives

By NICVA 22 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched the 2021/22 Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives.

5 tips for planning your return to the workplace

By NICVA 22 Sep 2021 Alex Hastings

While the NI Executive's recent guidance remains to work from home, it also encouraged employers 'to plan for a return to the workplace'. This article provides guidance on how organisations can prepare for this. 

The role of the voluntary and community sector in supporting good relations amongst Northern Ireland’s young people webinar

By NICVA 22 Sep 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

With almost three quarters of NICVA members working to promote positive community relations, it remains a substantial area of work for the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.

Individual Giving recording

By NICVA 20 Sep 2021 Sandra Bailie

On 16 September 2021 Pebblebeach delivered a webinar on Individual Giving. Below is a recording of this webinar in case you missed attending.

How to die well

By ScopeNI 17 Sep 2021 Nick Garbutt

Everyone wants to live well. It is also important to die well.

The Department for Communities’ ‘Developing Women in the Community’ programme is now open

By NICVA 15 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill

This training and support programme aims to provide women with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to become influencers and take on roles such as leadership and decision making in their communities.

NIPSO: Consultation on creating Complaints Handling Standards for the Northern Ireland public sector

By NICVA 13 Sep 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman is currently consulting on draft plans to help improve the public service complaints process. The Complaints Handling Consultation is now open and will close on 30th September 2021.

Community Foundation Northern Ireland - Our response and learnings through COVID-19

By NICVA 13 Sep 2021 Jocelyn Horton

We asked the Grants and Donor Care Team at Community Foundation NI to reflect on the last 18 months to let us know what they have learnt during the pandemic and any changes they have made.

Free data scheme for registered charities

By NICVA 13 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Vodafone has launched charities.connected, an initiative giving UK charities the opportunity to apply for free data to help the communities they support.

Civic and business leaders call for politicians to resolve NI Protocol issues

By NICVA 6 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill

Leading civic and business figures are calling on EU and UK politicians to resolve the NI Protocol in ways that promote opportunities for Northern Ireland and upholds the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

Updated guidance on travelling between the Common Travel Area

By NICVA 6 Sep 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Home Office has updated their guidance for Irish citizens travelling to the UK from Ireland or the Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man).

Future Planning Model: DoH Consultation webinar

By NICVA 2 Sep 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

The Department of Health is currently undertaking a consultation to gather views on the draft Framework which will underpin Integrated Systems model. The deadline for response to the consultation is 17 September 2021.

Belfast Agenda: Continuing the Conversation

By NICVA 1 Sep 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

The Belfast Community Planning Partnership has started a review of the 2017 Belfast Agenda and they want to hear from you.

Fundraising Clinics set to relaunch September 2021

By NICVA 27 Aug 2021 Jocelyn Horton

Free fundraising advice clinics for members to discuss their fundraising needs to start 15 September 2021.

New rules for society lotteries

By NICVA 18 Aug 2021 Denise Copeland

Charities and other societies will be allowed to sell their lottery tickets online from the 7 September 2021.

‘Big Jab Weekend’ will boost vaccination drive

By NICVA 16 Aug 2021 Shauna O'Neill

NICVA welcome the announcement of a “Big Jab Weekend” taking place this Saturday and Sunday, to give people even more opportunities to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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