Insight and latest updates from our team

Policy and Campaigning Groups NI

By NICVA 4 Jul 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Find out which groups are campaigning on issues in the voluntary and community sector in NI and details on how to link up with them.

Impact of East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme

By NICVA 2 Jul 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA was delighted to complete delivery of the East Belfast Community Capacity and Leadership Programme on 30 April 2019 with targets exceeded and excellent feedback from the East Belfast groups and organisations who took part. 

Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – latest update

By NICVA 1 Jul 2019 Philip Mynes

The Department of Health recently published its latest update on the ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).

NICVA receives NI Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark

By NICVA 1 Jul 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be the first charity in NI to receive the NI Diversity and Inclusion Charter Mark. This demonstrates that we are committed to diversity and inclusion and have developed and implemented practices to support this.

NI sector organisations employ over 53,000 and 1 in 7 involve EU mainland nationals

By NICVA 27 Jun 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

NICVA’s latest Workforce Survey has revealed that an estimated 53,620 individuals are employed within the VCSE sector in NI.

Brexit, Boris and the Backstop: June Update

By NICVA 25 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

As the Tory leadership battle dominates the headlines, current front runner Boris Johnson continues to set out plans that head toward a No Deal Brexit. 

Developing a governance planning framework

By NICVA 20 Jun 2019 Denise Copeland

Creating a governance calendar is a very practical and effective way for organisations to develop their own planning framework to help them identify their key governance events and requirements throughout the course of a year.

NICVA’s Trustees’ Annual Reporting Conference

By NICVA 20 Jun 2019 Denise Copeland

This year’s Trustees’ conference, held on 4 June 2019, was all about the Trustee Annual Report (TAR).  

Findings launched from 10th Annual Childcare Survey

By NICVA 20 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

Employers for Childcare launched the findings from their 10th Annual Childcare Survey yesterday in Parliament buildings. 

NIUSE Policy Group publishes paper on the future funding for disability employment services

By NICVA 17 Jun 2019 Philip Mynes

The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment recently published a briefing paper on future funding for disability employment services.

Impact at the heart of annual reporting

By NICVA 13 Jun 2019 Sandra Bailie

This resource outlines the importance of demonstrating impact in our reporting, how to get the most out of reporting, what you need to do to embed impact, as well as signposting to a range of useful resources.

Who is the new Chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee?

By NICVA 13 Jun 2019 Philip Mynes

Simon Hoare MP has been confirmed as the new chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee.

Research partnerships with the VCSE sector – NICVA and QUB hold their first joint Community Based Research Engagement Event

By NICVA 12 Jun 2019 Dr. Helena Mc Elhinney

In February, NICVA and the Research and Enterprise Directorate at QUB hosted their first ever joint event on facilitating community based research as part of the Engaged Research Action Plan 2019-2021.

Northern Ireland on the brink of a 'No-Deal Brexit' emergency

By NICVA 7 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

NICVA has joined with our colleagues in the Brexit and Human Rights Working Group to warn that we are on the brink of a 'No Deal Brexit' emergency.

NICVA invites new associates to join the team

By NICVA 7 Jun 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA works to help to build the capacity of organisations in the voluntary and community sector to be resilient and robust to respond to the challenge of change. We do this through practical support, information, advice and training.

Cliff Edge NI Coalition Submission to the Joint Inquiry into Welfare Policy- what are the main points?

By NICVA 5 Jun 2019 Siobhan McAlister

The Cliff Edge Coalition NI is a group of over 70 organisations in NI who have joined together to express concern about the upcoming end of the welfare reform mitigations in March 2020.

Take time to celebrate your volunteers

By NICVA 2 Jun 2019 Sandra Bailie

In this Volunteers’ Week 2019 we want to recognise, celebrate and thank all of the volunteers in Northern Ireland.

50% off room hire at NICVA this Summer!

By NICVA 30 May 2019 Paula Fitzpatrick

Are you running an event, conference, meeting or training session over the Summer? Then be sure to take a look at NICVA’s sizzling summer offer.

ILM level 7 delivery team ready to go

By NICVA 29 May 2019 Sandra Bailie

NICVA is delighted to be working with a strong, experienced delivery team for its first ILM level 7 Award in Leadership and Management. The programme has been developed specifically for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Northern Ireland.

Police Urge Public to be Vigilant of Scammers after more than £40,000 lost to scams this week

By NICVA 24 May 2019 Stephen Gray

Police are urging members of the public to be vigilant after more than £40,000 was fraudulently taken from four people across Northern Ireland in the past week.

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