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Celebrating East Belfast’s Communities in Transition: Building Capacity Programme

By NICVA 14 Jun 2021 Susan Glass

On Thursday 10 June, Sarah Travers hosted an event in Strand Arts Centre with NICVA and EBCDA, celebrating the participation and achievements of the Communities in Transition: Building Capacity Programme in east Belfast.

Civic Engagement in East Belfast - Greenway Legacy Programme

By NICVA 14 Jun 2021 Susan Glass

As part of NICVA's Communities in Transition: Building Capacity in East Belfast, the Greenway Legacy Programme was developed as a pilot project by EastSide Greenway, in partnership with EBCDA's Youth Practioners' Forum.

New Free Coaching Service Launched in East Belfast

By NICVA 14 Jun 2021 Susan Glass

Thursday 10 June saw East Belfast Community Development Agency launch a new, free coaching service, as part of east Belfast’s Communities in Transition: Building Capacity Programme.

New Community Development Capacity Building Toolkit launched

By NICVA 14 Jun 2021 Susan Glass

East Belfast Community Development Agency (EBCDA) launch their Communities in Transition, Community Development Capacity Building Toolkit.

Invisible and Unsupported - A Statement by the Coalition of Carers Organisations NI for Carers Week 2021

By NICVA 10 Jun 2021 Kathy Maguire

To mark Carers Week 2021 the Coalition of Carers Organisations have released this statement calling for urgent support for carers across NI many of whom are at breaking point due to a lack of essential services and supports.

LRA publishes Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccination and the Workplace

By NICVA 9 Jun 2021 Alex Hastings

This week the LRA (Labour Relations Agency) published its new guide to support employees and employers with managing vaccination issues in the workplace.

The EU Settlement Scheme and Northern Ireland: Online Event

By NICVA 7 Jun 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

On Wednesday 9th June the Home Office are hosting an online session to discuss the EU Settlement Scheme and what it means for people in Northern Ireland.

Carers Week (07th -13th June): Make Caring Visible and Valued

By NICVA 7 Jun 2021 Kathy Maguire

New research released for #Carers Week 2021 (7th – 13th June 2021) has found that carers lost, on average, 25 hours of support a month they previously had from services or family and friends before the pandemic. 

Belfast City Council event for TLP Participants – 10 June

By NICVA 1 Jun 2021 Mary McCaughey


Stewardship and Tax Effective fundraising webinar recording

By NICVA 28 May 2021 Sandra Bailie

On 26 May Deborah McWhirter delivered a webinar on Stewardship and Tax Effective Fundraising as part of our CFNI Accelerator programme funded by The Department for Communities. 

Celebrating Volunteers' week 2021

By NICVA 28 May 2021 Sandra Bailie

Volunteers' Week 2021 is a time to say thank you. This is a great opportunity to recognise all the valuable work that our volunteers do throughout Northern Ireland and thank and celebrate them.

Developing our approaches to blended working

By NICVA 27 May 2021 Shauna O'Neill

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.

Sharing Impact through brief and vivid stories RECORDING

By NICVA 24 May 2021 Sandra Bailie

This session on sharing impact was delivered by Jane Turnball as part of the CFNI Accelerator Programme funded by The Department for Communities. The resources and recording from the online session are included.  

Executive allocates additional Covid funding support

By NICVA 21 May 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Executive has agreed almost £220 million of Covid funding to support the social recovery from Covid. The health service, education, the arts, charities and sports organisations are among the beneficiaries.

NICVA Hosts Information Session on Delivery of the UK Community Renewal Fund in NI

By NICVA 21 May 2021 Kathy Maguire

On the 17th May NICVA hosted an information session for voluntary and community sector organisations on the recently launched UK Community Renewal Fund and how delivery of the fund shall operate in Northern Ireland.

NICVA Hosts Information Event on DoH Duty of Candour Consultation

By NICVA 21 May 2021 Kathy Maguire

NICVA's recently hosted an engagement event with the Department of Health in relation to the departments current public consultation on policy proposals to implement a Duty of Candour for Health and Social Care (HSC).

Launch of third call for applications to the NI European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014-2020

By NICVA 21 May 2021 Shauna O'Neill

The Department for the Economy is launching a new Call for funding for an initial 12 month period from April 2022. This will be the 3rd and final call for funding under the programme.

EU Settlement Scheme – Information for families and children in care

By NICVA 20 May 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

With the deadline for EU Settlement Scheme registration fast approaching the Home Office is undertaking a range of information measures to ensure those who need to register are fully informed.

TLP Participant Story: Dean McCullough, DUP, North Belfast TLP, Spring 2021

By NICVA 17 May 2021 Mary McCaughey

“Those I know that have completed the course are now in my opinion more capable in their leadership and I include myself in that – more empowered, educated and equipped leaders.”

Registering to Lobby? Information for the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland

By NICVA 17 May 2021 Déarbhla Sloan

Lobbying and campaigning is carried out by many within the VCSE Sector, as a way of informing and influencing public policies and legislation, so as to advance their charitable aims and benefit society.

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